Dean Jerrilynn Dodds is leading a group of alumni, parents, and friends on a tour of Havana, Cuba.
The New York Times recently reviewed two works in which theatre faculty members have prominent roles: “The Oldest Boy” features Ernest Abuba in a lead role, and “The Object Lesson” is directed by David Neumann.
A new study, being conducted by Adam D. Brown, PhD and Kim T. Ferguson, PhD, psychologists at Sarah Lawrence, aims to examine whether families that know more about the events that took place in each other’s lives during deployment will exhibit better psychological and behavioral wellbeing. Based on findings from studies of non-military families, that the researchers reviewed extensively, Brown and Ferguson say that although efforts are being made to address the psychological challenges facing military families there is a major gap in understanding how families talk to each other about the time that they were separated. Like other programs aimed at teaching skills to ease the transition to civilian life, Brown and Ferguson believe their data will inform the development of programs to help guide family conversations around this issue. It is their hope that the findings of this study will shed light on how certain ways of discussing deployment can ease the transition from combat to civilian life and strengthen the entire military family.
Astrophysicist Joseph Bramante ’07 explains the surprising lack of pulsars at the center of the Milky Way galaxy and how this may relate to dark matter, as seen in Wired.
Life Sentences, a film with an unusual perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be screened as part of the 8th Annual Other Israel Film Festival on Sunday, November 9 at 4 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The film, directed by Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani will be screened in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles, followed by a Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.
The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble, featuring a broad range of Arab, Middle Eastern, and Western music will perform on November 13 at 5 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
Literature faculty member Nick Mills poses the question, “Does Ebola Need an Organization Man?” in an opinion piece on The Daily Beast.
Within Between, a performance piece by John Jasperse ’85, has been honored at the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Awards, as reported in The New York Times. These awards, commonly referred to as the "Bessies," are named for the legendary artist Bessie Schönberg, who directed the Sarah Lawrence College dance program for many years.
Zen Arts and Culture Week comes to Sarah Lawrence College October 22 through 28, 2014.
A group of leading scholars, policy-makers, and activists from around the country will convene for a major conference November 14 – 15 to discuss how liberal arts institutions should respond to increased inequality in the United States. Sarah Lawrence College, known as one of the country’s most progressive institutions of higher education, will host the interdisciplinary conference.
El Pais notes that Spanish faculty member Claudia Salazar is this year's winner of the “Premio de las Americas,” a prestigious literary prize awarded in Latin America, for her novel La sangre de la aurora.
Health Advocacy Program graduate Amy Lifson MA ‘12 has been named director of an in-home assisted-living program for those requiring care, according to North Jersey.
Kirkus Reviews selects writing faculty member Brian Morton’s Florence Gordon as a finalist in its first annual book competition
The New York Times reports that writing faculty member Brian Morton’s new book, Florence Gordon, has been selected as a finalist in literary journal Kirkus Reviews’ first annual book competition for fiction. The book was also reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.
Two students in Sarah Lawrence College’s Human Genetics Graduate Program have received an award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for a project that will address the lack of ethnic and racial diversity in the field. Kara Anstett of Yonkers and Sharon Chen of Port Washington presented their project in a plenary session to the 3,000 attendees at the 2014 national conference of the NSGC in New Orleans in September.
Sarah Lawrence College has recently received two important grants – one to build on curricular work in the area of arts and technology and the other to set the stage for new scholarship about the civil rights movement.
Sarah Lawrence College's decision to adopt a standardized-test optional admission policy has led to the College's return to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list, as reported by The Washington Post.
Sarah Lawrence College has been recognized for overall performance in fundraising efforts by the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), the association of college and university advancement, alumni relations and communications and marketing professionals.
Tablet Magazine praises alumnus and writing faculty member Brian Morton’s new book, Florence Gordon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), as being “deliciously sharp and deeply sympathetic.”
Sarah Lawrence alumni were well represented at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, as reported by CBS News. Julianna Margulies '89 took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in CBS's The Good Wife; this is Margulies' second win for the series and her third Emmy win overall. Fargo, the FX miniseries created by Noah Hawley '89, won a host of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries. Finally, congratulations to writer, editor, and director Peter Gould '82 and composer Dave Porter '94 on their work on Breaking Bad; the AMC series concluded its run with five Emmy Awards.
Stephanie Palumbo ’07 interviews writing faculty member Matthea Harvey as part of a series in The Believer about writers who teach. Harvey has a new book, If The Tabloids Are True What Are You? released this week by Graywolf Press.
Sociology faculty member and Pakistani women’s activist Shahnaz Rouse is lauded for her work on gender equality in Pakistan in a New York Times Op-Ed.
On Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m., Philip Shenon will speak about his research and his unprecedented access to surviving commission staff members and other key players that contributed to his quest to uncover the mysteries of one of this country’s darkest days - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The lecture, to be held in the Donnelley Lecture Hall in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center is free and open to the public. Shuttle service will be available from the College’s parking lots.
Lyn Chamberlin has been named vice president for Marketing and Communications at Sarah Lawrence College. Previously, she served as vice president, External Affairs at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA).
History faculty member Jefferson Adams authors article for national security blog on US-German relations
An article providing historical analysis and context to recent events in Germany over alleged US spying by history faculty member Jefferson Adams, has been published by a national security blog read by decision makers in DC, diplomats, and representatives of the national news media covering national security issues.
Crossing continents and cultures using digital communications, early childhood educators from the US and Tanzania met in a virtual workshop in June to discuss such common topics as the diverse and individual needs of children, the significance of play in early childhood education, the role of art in the classroom, and ways of working with parents. They found much common ground, observing that some themes and challenges are universal.
Academic Minute, via Inside Higher Ed and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, reports on biology faculty member Michelle Hersh's study on the surprising relationship between ticks, white-footed mice, and Lyme disease.
The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is hosting a writing workshop and open house on Tuesday, September 2 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on the College’s campus at 45 Wrexham Road. The Writing Institute is a supportive community for writers of all levels – from beginners to published authors.
The New York Times reviews a Pam Tanowitz Dance performance at “Lincoln Center Out of Doors,” choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA ’98.
A New York Times article, bearing the headline “Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates are Any Indication,” features three poets who are or have been members of the Sarah Lawrence College faculty, including former member of the faculty Billy Collins, a former United States and New York poet laureate, current NY State poet laureate Marie Howe, and Brooklyn poet laureate, Tina Chang, both members of the writing faculty.
Elementary school principal and education activist Liz Phillips was a featured speaker at the week-long Empowering Teachers program on July 18. She discussed her school community’s efforts to advocate for change in education, particularly on high stakes testing and teacher evaluations, with twenty educators from across the country.
Judith Babbitts has been named the new dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. Previously, she served as vice dean for Advanced Academic Programs in the Zanyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and as academic dean of the International Honors Program/World Learning in Boston, Massachusetts.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills pens article on 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater
In an article for The Daily Beast, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills looks back at Barry Goldwater's 1964 "extremism in the defense of liberty" speech and explores the idea of Goldwater as the father of the modern day Tea Party.
Long-time faculty member Hyman Kleinman, who taught literature at the College from 1960 through 1984, and then continued to enthrall “students” from the local community with his knowledge and love of literature through the Friends of the Library for another 30 years, died on July 9 at the age of 100.
The Washington Post reports that several alumni have been nominated for Emmy Awards. Noah Hawley '89 has been nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for FX's Fargo. Julianna Margulies '89 has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick on CBS's The Good Wife. Jordan Peele '01 has been nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for Comedy Central's Key & Peele. Bernardo Ruiz '95 has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming - Long-Form for his film Reportero. Additionally, producer Peter Schnall '75 has been nominated for Best Documentary - Long-Form, for his film, Defiant Requiem.
In an article for The Daily Beast, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the circumstances surrounding the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Profiles in Diversity Journal reports that Aja Monet '09 was presented The One to Watch Award by the YWCA of New York City at the organization's annual Summer Soiree. The award "honors a woman under the age of 30 that exemplifies the mission of the YWCA."
A new study conducted by a team of scientists including SLC biology faculty member Michelle Hersh, lead author of the study when she was affiliated with Bard College and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, reveals risks of exposure to multiple pathogens from tick bites.
PBS Newshour features a video profile of Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
In an article for The Daily Beast, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, which began in June 1964.
Animals in Motion, a soon-to-published book of stories by Writing faculty member David Ryan, is reviewed favorably in Kirkus Reviews. The publication calls the book "the work of a writer who knows exactly what he’s doing—and challenges the reader to figure out how he’s doing it," and bestowed on it a Kirkus Star, which recognizes "books of exceptional merit."
Visual Arts faculty member and filmmaker Robin Starbuck will premiere her first documentary film Iichiilish Daik (Going to the Horses) at the Yellowstone Art Museum on July 24, 2014. The film follows Crow Native American horse culture through the story of one man, Charlie Realbird.
Literature faculty member Alwin Jones recently released internationally a long-awaited reggae/poetry album titled “What Is? Love.”
Money News reports on a PR Newswire story about a study conducted by Niche titled "Going Away to College." The study gives insight on how far students are traveling for college, what factors affect their distances, and the colleges attracting students from the farthest away. In the study, Sarah Lawrence ranks fifth among "elite colleges that have incredible pull nationwide."
The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article titled "Who Are You Calling Underprivileged?" by Natasha Rodriguze '16. Rodriguez originally wrote the piece for a nonfiction essay writing class at SLC this year.
International affairs journalist Fareed Zakaria addresses graduates; surprise appearance at Commencement by alumna Barbara Walters
International affairs journalist Fareed Zakaria delivered the 86th Commencement address today at Sarah Lawrence College.
Sarah Lawrence keynote speakers are represented six times on NPR's list of the 300 best commencement speeches ever. On the list, which considered speeches from 1774 to the present, includes SLC guest speakers Adam Savage (2012), Arianna Huffington (2011), Julianna Margulies (2010), Jessica Lange (2008), Alice Greenwald (2007), and Meredith Monk (1985).
Local youths Tashi and Jihad Elvy have been invited to become honorary members of the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons.
Sarah Lawrence students appeared on the May 15 episode of The View to join in the celebration of alumna Barbara Walters as she prepared to retire as host of the show. Joan Marks, Walters' college roommate and founder of the College's Human Genetics graduate program, also made an appearance, sharing memories of their time at SLC. The Journal News featured an article on the students' surprise appearance on the episode.
President Karen Lawrence recently sat down for a conversation with Dan Berrett of The Chronicle of Higher Education to discuss Sarah Lawrence's newly created method of assessment, which is designed to ensure that students possess the critical abilities necessary for success upon graduation and beyond.
The Journal News features an article on Selfies, an original touring play for high school students by Joshua Langman '14, Charlotte Cwikowski '16, Nikolas Vagenas '16, Raquel Loving '16, and Nahome Diribssa '17. Selfies follows four teens as they navigate the pitfalls of digital friendships, cope with cyberbullying, and discover new ways to take ownership of their lives. Fox 5 News also featured the students and the play in their May 6 broadcast.
The Office of Career Services at Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a first place Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Services for their program, “SLCeeds: Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration.”
In the April 13 issue of The New York Times Style Magazine, David Netto '92 writes about interior design, encouraging readers to consider real life when choosing a design style.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be presented at three locations in Yonkers by the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program
The New York Times reports on the first Yonkers Arts Weekend, taking place May 3-4; Marshall Field and Company, a bluegrass band of Sarah Lawrence students, will perform in the city's Untermyer Gardens on Saturday.
President Karen Lawrence, faculty, and students are featured in an April 22 episode of Public Radio's Marketplace, which highlights SLC's methods of honing and evaluating students' critical abilities.
In an article for The Daily Beast, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on the 1964 World's Fair in New York, which marked its 50th anniversary on April 22.
Mixed-media documentary short by Briaan Barron '13 to be shown at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
Steamfunk & Rococoa: A Black Victorian Fantasy, a mixed-media documentary short by Briaan Barron '13, will be shown at the 11th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Barron is featured in an interview on Public Broadcasting channel KCTS 9.
Variety reports that Eric Dufault '10 has been announced as the 2014-15 recipient of the Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, an award created to provide promising emerging playwrights with the financial freedom to create new plays.
The Huffington Post's entertainment blog interviews singer Yvonne Sangudi '10, who is about to release her debut single "Tanzanite."
Sarah Lawrence College and Bronxville Library celebrate National Poetry Month with "Planting Poetry II: On Legacy, History, and Community"
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Sarah Lawrence College and the Bronxville Public Library are partnering to present “Planting Poetry II: On Legacy, History, and Community” on Thursday, April 24 from 7-9 p.m.
“River Explorers,” an exciting schedule of free weekend programs for children and their families at the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), begins April 19 and extends through the fall.
Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He received the honor for his “3 Sections,” which the Pulitzer committee described as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.” The Wall Street Journal, The Times of India, The Journal News, and a number of other media covered the story.
Presentations on the film industry, documentary filmmaking, practical advice for “breaking in” to the industry, networking, screenings, and discussions are all part of Sarah Lawrence College’s annual Filmmaking Festival & Conference to be held in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and at Bronxville’s movie house on Kraft Avenue from April 9 - 12.
Students in faculty member Ann Heppermann's Writing and Producing Radio Dramas class to take over WGXC airwaves
Students in Writing faculty member Ann Heppermann's Writing and Producing Radio Dramas class will take over the airwaves of WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio from 4-6 p.m. on May 10. WGXC is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties.
Alumna Barbara Walters is profiled in an April 8 article in Variety. Walters, who the magazine calls "the woman who shattered the glass ceiling of TV news," announced recently that she will retire next month.
Sarah Lawrence science students' poster earns prize at the annual Harry C. Allen Chemistry Symposium at Clark University.
Dean of Enrollment Kevin McKenna discusses the financial aid appeal process available to families applying to colleges in The New York Times.
The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce its first annual Publish and Promote Your Book conference on Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sarah Lawrence College premieres The Shank’s Mare on April 10, the result of collaboration between renowned Japanese puppet master Koryu Nishikawa and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Tom Lee.
President Karen Lawrence argues that the debate about the value of a college education, pitting preparation for immediate job readiness against abstract long-term gain, is a “false dichotomy.” In an opinion article in The Hechinger Report she calls for higher education institutions to focus on the “critical abilities” that will serve students in the achievement of both their immediate and lifelong goals.
A Liberal Arts Education—Preparing the Millennial Generation for the 21st Century: President of Sarah Lawrence College Delivers Talk in Qingdao, China
In a lecture to over 300 educators, officials, pre-college students and their families, in Qingdao, China, Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence on Sunday spoke of the role a liberal arts education plays in preparing young people to take their place in the world. “A Liberal Arts Education: Preparing the Millennial Generation for the 21st Century” filled the ballroom at the Shangri La Hotel in Qingdao.
Biology faculty member Michelle Hersh is the lead author of a study titled, "When is a parasite not a parasite? Effects of larval tick burdens on white-footed mouse survival," which has been cited by numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Poughkeepsie Journal, and Science World Report.
Public Policy faculty member Roy Germano discusses immigration and deportation on The Brian Lehrer Show
Social scientist, nonfiction filmmaker, and Public Policy faculty member Roy Germano appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss his documentary
A team of five Sarah Lawrence College students advanced to the semi-finals at the Boston regionals of the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition for social good,” earlier this month.
The Child Development Institute (CDI) and Sarah Lawrence College Center for Urban River at Beczak are offering a new professional development program, Teaching the Environment: Discovering Urban Landscapes, for educators working with children in early childhood, elementary, and middle school settings.
The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC), the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute, and the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) present four events in the Rivertalks lecture series.
From “Urban Ecology” to intensive Arabic, Sarah Lawrence College has broadened its summer credit course offerings open to the public.
President Karen Lawrence will deliver a talk titled “A Liberal Arts Education: Preparing the Millennial Generation for the 21st Century” on Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. in Qingdao, China.
Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival to offer readings, panels, and craft talks with prominent writers
The Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, New York State’s largest free poetry festival, will be held on April 25, 26, and 27 at Sarah Lawrence College.
Ximena Ortiz '93 discusses the psychological recovery of America post-9/11 on Washington Business Report
Ximena Ortiz '93, author of The Shock and Awing of America, appeared on ABC's Washington Business Report to discuss America's weak psychological recovery since 9/11 and the impact of that on the economy.
Religion faculty member Glenn Dynner recently appeared on an episode of The Jewish Channel'sUp Close to discuss his book Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland.
Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, will deliver the 2014 Commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Ansel Elkins '05 is the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Elkins has also received several other awards, including the North American Review James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Fugue Poetry Prize, the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.
Jimmy Fallon showed some Sarah Lawrence love on the February 27 episode of The Tonight Show. Watch the episode here (SLC shout outs are around the 22:50 and 25:30 minute marks)»
The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed highlight SLC's efforts to develop students' critical abilities
The New York Times and Inside HIgher Ed feature SLC's new student assessment system.
The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender: 16th Annual Women’s History Conference to be held March 1
Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist, will deliver the keynote presentation of the 16th annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday, March 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
President Karen Lawrence highlights SLC's student assessment tool in letter to the editor of The New York Times
In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, President Karen Lawrence highlights how SLC's newly created assessment tool works to ensure that students possess the critical abilities necessary to be successful upon graduation and beyond.
BroadwayWorld.com reports that Rashaun Mitchell '00 has been awarded one of New York City Center's 2014 Choreography Fellowships.
Telettrofono, a series of poems by Writing faculty member Matthea Harvey, is featured prominently in the current issue of Poetry magazine. Visuals, text, and audio from the work, which was originally created as a soundwalk with sound artist Justin Bennett for stillspotting nyc: staten island, is also featured on PoetryFoundation.org.
A three-part discussion series on legal and business issues in the arts aimed at preparing students and professionals in all artistic disciplines for entry and continued success in the professional world will be presented at Sarah Lawrence College February 19, 26, and March 5.
Daniel Russel '75, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, profiled in The Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times profiles Daniel Russel '75, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The article looks at how Russel applies his training in aikido to his efforts to defuse tensions in the region.
Yonkers Public Schools and SLC Center for the Urban River at Beczak present STEM environmental studies after school program
Fifteen seventh graders and two teachers from each of six Yonkers public schools are participating in a nine-week afterschool STEM environmental program at the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) on the Hudson River, and on the College’s campus.
"Rejecting the Standardized Test:" Inside Higher Education reports on SLC's new student learning assessment system
In an article titled, "Rejecting the Standardized Test," Inside Higher Education reports on Sarah Lawrence College's unique system for student learning assessment. Instead of administering a standard test to freshmen and seniors, SLC's system requires a new analysis of each student after each course by every faculty member.
NerdScholar features the short story collection Fools by Writing faculty member Joan Silber as one of their favorite works of faculty fiction.
Novelist and TV show creator Sayed Kashua to discuss his experience as a Palestinian citizen of Israel
Sayed Kashua, Israeli writer and creator of the hit TV show “Arab Labor,” will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:15 p.m. in the Reisinger Auditorium.
International Conference on Pakistan at SLC April 4-5; scholars convene to discuss political economy of social transformation
An international conference on historical realities and current challenges facing the country of Pakistan will be held at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, April 4-5, 2014.
History faculty member Komozi Woodard to facilitate discussions of civil rights films; screenings at Yonkers Riverfront Library
History faculty member Komozi Woodard will join with the Yonkers Public Library in presenting Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a series of riveting documentary films that use gripping new footage to illustrate the history of civil rights in America.
Psychology Today interviews poet Kim Rosen MFA '04, author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words.
The Telegraph profiles writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams '88, calling him "the busiest man in Hollywood."
The Heimbold Visual Arts Center was filled to capacity on January 23 for "Your Liberal Arts Connections: A Pre-Professional Conference"—a day long informational and networking event for SLC graduating seniors.
On Monday, February 10, Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and the Sarah Lawrence College Health Advocacy Program will co-sponsor a roundtable discussion that brings together community groups, environmental justice advocates, and leading academics to discuss the role of “citizen scientists."
Roberta Smith of The New York Times reviews "Hooray for Hollywood!," an exhibit at the Pavel Zoubok ('92) Gallery devoted to prominent art dealer Holly Solomon '55.
In a post for The Washington Post's "The Monkey Cage" blog, Politics faculty member Samuel Abrams shares his thoughts on political partisanship in America.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills writes about Martin Luther King, Jr. and freedom of the press on CNN.com
In an opinion piece on CNN.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills writes about the 1964 Supreme Court case of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan and its impact on freedom of the press.
Two Sarah Lawrence alumnae, Marian Fontana '89 and Tracey Riese '79, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees, have been named to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's transition team. Riese and Fontana will serve on the team's sub-committee on arts and culture. Keep up with transition team news at http://transition2013.com/.
The Chicago Sun-Times' "Voices" blog reports that President Barack Obama has tapped child development specialist Barbara T. Bowman for a spot on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
The Huffington Post lists Sarah Lawrence among the "most interesting places to go to college."
Nour Aslam '09, head of South Asian and Contemporary Art at the British auction house Bonhams, is interviewed in The Express Tribune about how Pakistani art is trending in the international market.
On NPR's "All Things Considered," Genevieve Brown '16 discusses Facebook use and the fact that many younger users are leaving the social network.
President Karen Lawrence has issued a statement opposing the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli universities. Her statement is as follows:
"In December, the American Studies Association (ASA) membership voted to adopt a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions on the grounds that they are a party to Israeli state policies that violate human rights, particularly the rights of Palestinian scholars and students. In response, organizations, such as the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the American Council of Education (ACE) and the Association of American Universities (the AAU) have spoken out against the ASA's call for a boycott.
As president of Sarah Lawrence College, I oppose this boycott. Academic boycotts have the effect of stifling dialogue vital to academic freedom; indeed, Israeli academics themselves are crucial voices in debating the policies of their government. To declare their institutions barred from academic exchange unfairly curtails their academic freedom and limits the possibilities for dialogue to contribute to understanding, affect policy, and even change minds. It is not only counterproductive, but also flies in the face of what we teach our students about the intertwined values of passionate commitment and intellectual debate."
The Times of Israel reported on President Lawrence's opposition in a January 8 article. In related news, Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds represented SLC in a delegation of provosts from leading U.S. universities to explore academic partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Israeli universities. The Jerusalem Post reported on the visit in a January 6 article.
The Jerusalem Post reports on a delegation of provosts from leading U.S. universities that will explore academic partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Israeli universities. Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds is representing Sarah Lawrence in the delegation.
Jon Grinspan '06 contributed an op-ed to The New York Times titled "Anxious Youth, Then and Now," which compares the anxieties of young people in the 19th century and today. Grinspan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and is writing a book on young people and 19th-century American politics.
RogerEbert.com published an Existimatum interview with their contributor and movie critic Nell Minow '74.
Residence Life director and Writing Institute student Carolyn O'Laughlin shares opinion piece in The Washington Post
Carolyn O'Laughlin, SLC's director of Residence Life and a student in the College's Writing Institute, shared an opinion piece inThe Washington Post titled, "'Snowplow Parents' may be trapping their children."
WeeklyComicBookReview.com interviews DC Comics writer Marguerite Bennett MFA '13, calling her "a talented and distinguished voice within DC’s stable [who] has been rising like a rocket."
Sarah Rose Nordgren '04 has won the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for her debut collection Best Bones.
Zilpha Starnes '05 and Dania Abu-Shaheen '04 of the band Starnes & Shah are profiled on DallasVoice.com.
History faculty member Matthew Ellis is quoted in a Boston Globe article about American Jennifer Grout's appearance on the Beirut television show "Arabs Got Talent."
MyHometownBronxville.com features a story on an original theatrical adaptation of James Joyce's Dubliners by Sarah Plotkin '14. The idea for the production came to Plotkin when she took the course "Who's Afraid of James Joyce," which was taught by President Karen Lawrence, a Joycean scholar.
Anne Greb, new director of Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, brings wealth of experience
Sarah Lawrence College has announced the appointment of Anne E. Greb, MS, CGC as director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, the nation's first and largest program in genetic counseling.
Nancy Alvarez '70, author of the memoir Little Nancy: The Journey Home and the novel The Girls and Me, has been named a finalist in The Author Show's "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" awards, according to a CNN iReport.
Politics faculty member Sam Abrams is quoted in a recent article in The Weekly Standard titled "Silicon Chasm: The class divide on America's cutting edge." His work is also mentioned in an article in The New Yorker titled "Long Division: Measuring the polarization of American politics."
NBC Latino profiles actress and filmmaker Paola Mendoza MFA '03 and her new novel The Ones Who Don't Stay, which paints a portrait of the extraordinary women who have left their homeland in search of better opportunities in the United States.
Dance faculty member Gwen Welliver and Theatre faculty member David Neumann have been awarded Artist Fellowships in the category of Choreography from the New York Foundation of the Arts.
"Consuming Spirits," a critically acclaimed animated film by director Chris Sullivan, will be shown on Thursday, November 21, at 5:45 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The screening is free and open to the public.
Residence Life director and Writing Institute student Carolyn O'Laughlin shares opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal
Carolyn O'Laughlin, SLC's director of Residence Life and a student in the College's Writing Institute, shared an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal titled, "When Liberal Convictions Run Into the Reality of Parenting."
President Karen Lawrence and students featured in Journal News article on college affordability and career preparation
President Karen Lawrence, student Ella Riley-Adams '14, and alumnus Trevor Wallace '13 are featured in an article in The Journal News that takes a look at college affordability and career preparation.
City on Fire, the debut novel by Writing faculty member Garth Risk Hallberg, has been acquired by Knopf for nearly $2 million. Producer Scott Rudin bought the film rights to the book last month. The novel, which The New York Times says "took the publishing industry by storm," is set in New York City in the 1970s.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation has granted TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) accreditation to Sarah Lawrence College’s Art of Teaching graduate program for the maximum term of seven years.
Sarah Lawrence alums are prominently on display this season in the downtown New York theatre scene. Five playwrights have productions on stage right now, including David Adjmi '93, whose play Marie Antoinette was reviewed in the October 28 issue of The New Yorker.
CBS News reports that actress Julianna Margulies '89 and her castmates from the CBS drama The Good Wife marked the occasion of their 100th episode by helping to rebuild six homes in New York's Rockaways that were damaged last year by Hurricane Sandy.
Prolific writer, director, and producer J.J. Abrams '88 is adding novelist to his impressive resume as he publishes a new hardback novel titled S. The New York Times featured Abrams and the novel in its Books section on October 27, and on October 24 the Times' Sunday Book Review featured a Q & A with the author. Abrams is best known as the creator of television series such as Lost, Alias, and Fringe, and as the director of movies such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible III. Upcoming projects include directing new Star Trek and Star Wars movies as well as developing a pilot for HBO.
Caroline Lieber MS '80, former director of Human Genetics graduate program, honored as Woman of the Year
PR Newswire reports that Caroline Lieber MS '80, former director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, has been named a 2013-2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in human genetics by the National Association of Professional Women.
Zip06.com profiles Chelsea Sheehan, new head coach of the women's softball team, as their "Sport Person of the Week."
Margaret Keller Distinguished Lecturer Series presented by New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman
The Fall 2013 Margaret Keller Distinguished Lecturer Series will be presented by New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
A USNewsUniversityDirectory.com article titled "There's Room for Comic Books in Higher Education" features Writing faculty member Scott Snyder, who writes DC Comics such as Superman Unchained and Batman and teaches courses in the genre at SLC.
The Writing Institute announces that veteran fundraiser Suzanne Grossberg will teach a one-day course entitled Kickstarter-Crowdfunding Campaign Development: Writing and Branding for Maximum Results on Saturday, November 16.
Ballad in A by Writing faculty member Cathy Park Hong is the featured Weekly Poem in PBS.com's Poetry Series.
Physics faculty member Scott Calvin recently attended the International Steampunk City exposition held in Morristown, New Jersey. Calvin teaches a class on Steampunk Physics at SLC.
Lama Fakih '04, deputy director of Human Rights Watch in Beirut, discusses Syria in an article in The New York Times.
Author and former faculty member Allan Gurganus ’72 is featured in the October 7 issue of The New Yorker.
Dance innovator and former faculty member Eugene Louis Faccuito, better known as "Luigi," will receive the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. The awards, better known as the Bessies, are named in honor of former faculty member Bessie Schönberg.
Kioka Williams '12 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to the United Kingdom in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recipients of these Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
WebMD features an article on Julianna Margulies ’89, who discusses her advocacy on behalf of those with ALS.
Author A.M. Homes '85 and photographer Susan Unterberg '77 have been named co-chairs of the Board of Yaddo, an artists' community located in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Music faculty member Matt Wilson is the cover story of JazzTimes' 2013-2014 Jazz Education Guide.
In The Washington Post Books section, Writing faculty member Melvin Bukiet reviews The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand.
The New York Times reports that Fools: Stories by Writing faculty member Joan Silber is on the long list of fiction nominees for the National Book Award. Silber was a 2004 National Book Award finalist for Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories.
For the second year in a row, the Sarah Lawrence Chapter of the American Chemical Society received an Honorable Mention Chapter Award from the Society's Committee on Education.
Kamden Hilliard '16 was named a national semifinalist in the 2013 Norman Mailer College Writing Award for Poetry.
Actress Merritt Wever '02 won the 2013 Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Nurse Jackie, and Peter Gould '82 is co-Executive Producer of Breaking Bad, which won for Outstanding Drama Series.
EIN PressWire reports that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) has announced 11 new schools that will join Sarah Lawrence College in the Say Yes to Education program.
The New York Observer profiles David Rosenthal MFA '97, director of the soon-to-be released film A Single Shot.
Denise Duhamel MFA '87, a professor in Florida International University's Creative Writing Program, has guest edited The Best American Poetry 2013. FIU News features a profile on Duhamel.
The Writing Institute presents author and agent community event with award-winning author Joan Steinau Lester and literary agent Cynthia Manson
The Writing Institute presents an Author and Agent Community Event with award-winning journalist and author Dr. Joan Steinau Lester and renowned literary agent Cynthia Manson on Wednesday, October 23, from 3-5 p.m.
The extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde will be presented in a new documentary film, You Don't Need Feet to Dance, which will be screened at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, September 20.
DailyFinance.com reports that actress Elisabeth Röhm ’96 has partnered with Upromise by Sallie Mae to build awareness to the importance of saving money for college.
Adriana Baer '04, artistic director of Portland's Profile Theater, is profiled in The New York Times.
Joan Scott MS '78 named Chief of Genetic Services in the Health Resources and Services Administration
Joan Scott MS '78 has been named Chief, Genetic Services Branch in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a position historically held by physicians, Scott becomes the first genetic counselor to achieve this level of seniority at the HRSA.
Rahm Emanuel '81 appeared on the September 9 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Emanuel discussed The Presidents' Gatekeepers, a Discovery Channel documentary about White House chiefs of staff.
The Independent profiles alumna Yoko Ono, who will release a new album later this month.
Politics faculty member Samuel Abrams weighs in on the New York City mayoral candidates in a News Daily article.