MyHometownBronxville.com feautures 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 for 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.
Zach Doege ’15 and Connor Miller ’15 start a friendship—and a business.
Gerda Lerner was a visionary who shaped the discipline of women’s history. Not an easy thing to do—and Lerner was, by most accounts, not an easy person to be around. Oral historian Gerry Albarelli ’80 (Writing) revisits the tumultuous early days of the Women’s History graduate program at Sarah Lawrence.
Composting evangelist Eli Colasante ’13 has battled inertia, housing regulations, and some nasty smells in his ongoing quest to reduce the College’s food waste.
When the memory of past conflict is wiped clean by Alzheimer’s disease, a mother and daughter get an unexpected chance to rebuild their relationship.
The digital revolution. Social media. The Lion King. Charlie Fink ’81 knows how to exploit a cultural moment. Exhibits A, B, and C: his many careers.
Fresh Kills was once the world’s largest landfill. Now it’s turning into a park. Eloise Hirsh ’67, the park’s administrator, gives us a tour of the ultimate trash-to-treasure transformation.
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.
Students in Vanessa Agard-Jones' Sociology course "Racial Americana" explore narratives of racial domination.
Sarah Lawrence was named one of Flavorwire's "25 Most Literary Colleges in America."
In an article in The Atlantic, Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin shares his thoughts on the causes of and solutions for food insecurity around the world.
Sarah Lawrence College has announced the appointment of Ryan Palmer as Director of the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak.
ComicBookResources.com interviews Marguerite Bennett MFA '13, who co-plotted and scripted the story for Batman Annual #2 with series architect and Sarah Lawrence Writing faculty member Scott Snyder.
Yonkers Rising reports on SLC's annual summer Science Research Program. This fully funded week-long program invites 10 Yonkers high school students to campus to engage in college-level science research work.
Martha Levytsky '14 won the Critic's Choice award in the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Video Contest. Her video, "Times Not to Text," takes a comedic look at the absurdity of texting while driving.
San Francisco State University professor and chair of philosophy Anita Silvers '62 and Stony Brook University professor of philosophy Eva Kittay '67 have been named inaugural recipients of the Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prizes for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses reputation vs. merit in publishing in a Dissent article
In a Dissent article prompted by the revelation that J.K. Rowling is the author of a novel previously attributed to a new author, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses reputation vs. merit in the publishing industry.
The Journal News reports that Merritt Wever '02 has been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her work on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie.
Author A.M. Homes '85 received the prestigious Women’s Fiction Prize for her sixth and most recent novel May We Be Forgiven.
BroadwayWorld.com reports that Jennifer Monson '84 and Aaron Mattocks '02 are nominated for Bessie Awards in the category of Outstanding Performer. The Bessies, formally known as The New York Dance and Performance Awards, are New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field.
In an article featured on CNBC.com, Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin comments on world hunger, saying that the issue is not a lack of food but rather that "a lot of people aren't analyzing the situation correctly."
In a HuffingtonPost.com blog entry, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills writes about President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, likening the current situation to one involving President Franklin Roosevelt and the Social Security Act of 1935.
Writing faculty member Matthea Harvey reads her poem "Using a Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens" on PBS NewsHour.
In an article for Dissent, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examine's the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"The Environment of Childhood Poverty" is the focus of this year's Thomas H. Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, July 15, to be delivered by Gary W. Evans, PhD.
NextAvenue.org features an interview with Writing faculty member Joan Silber.
Physics faculty member Scott Calvin has published an eBook of autobiographical essays written by some of his past first-year students. The book currently sits at #53 in the "humorous essays" category in the Amazon Kindle store.
Nancy Cantor ’74, the outgoing chancellor and president of Syrause University, will be named the chancellor of Rutgers University's Newark campus, according to an article on NJ.com.
The Village Voice profiles David Miranda '98, a lawyer with the Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit that provides counsel to defendants unable to afford a private attorney.
The Washington Post profiles Sky Sitney '95, the longtime director of AFI Docs.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks back on JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech 50 years later
In a CNN.com opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's famous 1963 speech in West Berlin.
Freelance dancer Aaron Mattocks '02 is featured in a Dance Magazine article dealing with the question of when dancers should and should not work for free.
A look back at the recent graduation ceremony held at the Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center.
Justin Haythe MFA '99, who wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film The Lone Ranger, is featured in a Wall Street Journal article on Hollywood icons.
Achievement and Service awards were bestowed upon two Sarah Lawrence alumnae/i at the College’s annual reunion on June 8.
The New York Times remembers photographer Abigail Heyman '64, who passed away on May 28.
The New York Times Books section features an article on What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American G.I. in World War II France by historian Mary Louise Roberts MA '80, an alumna of the Women's History graduate program.
Nell Minow '74, one of the leading experts in America on corporate governance, is quoted in a Fortune magazine article entitled, "Inside the Boardroom: The Party is Over."
Julian Bonte-Friedheim '15 co-authored an article on the soccer team from Sassuolo, Italy, in The Wall Street Journal. Bonte-Friedheim hails from Italy and plays on the Sarah Lawrence soccer team.
Trevor Wallace ’13 recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Wallace, who will be working with Teach for America after graduation, participated in the episode's Top Ten list.
The New York Times profiles choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 and her upcoming dance "The Spectators."
The New York Times reports that alumna Barbara Walters, a groundbreaking pioneer in television and journalism, has announced her plans to retire in 2014.
Sarah Lawrence College establishes Center for the Urban River at Beczak Environmental Education Center
Sarah Lawrence College and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute (HRVEEI) announced on May 1 an alliance that will establish The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at the Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers.
Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program, writes about Proust in The New York Times
Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program, recently contributed an article on Proust to The New York Times.
The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Begging for It, the first full-length collection of poems by Alex Dimitrov MFA '09. The Review calls Dimitrov "a vital new energy in American poetry."
Writing faculty member and State Poet of New York Marie Howe appears in a 90 minute video interview on OnBeing.org.
The Business of Fashion profiles fashion icon Vera Wang '71. Wang will deliver the keynote address at this year's Commencement ceremony.
BroadwayWorld.com reports that television and film producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams '88 will receive the 2013 International Emmy Founders Award. The award "recognizes an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity."
On Wednesday, May 1, President Karen Lawrence announced a new partnership between Sarah Lawrence College and Yonkers’ Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute. The Institute is the umbrella name for programs at the Beczak Environmental Education Center on Alexander Street. As part of the partnership, the College will create a Center for the Urban River, a one-of-a-kind research facility along the Hudson River where students can conduct studies and get an up close look at nature. Yonkers Daily Voice and The Journal News featured stories on the partnership.
Edge New York interviews Daytime Emmy-winning actress Hillary B. Smith '79, widely known for her roles as Dixie and Nora on the soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live, respectively.
NUVO.net interviews Ann Patchett '85, author of six novels and a champion of the independent bookstore community.
Sara Smith-Sell '13 leads group of Yonkers teens on trip to Fire Island to assist with post-Hurricane Sandy clean up
Sara Smith-Sell '13, an intern in Groundwork Hudson Valley's Get Fresh Yonkers program, recently accompanied a group of Yonkers high school students to Fire Island, where they assisted with the ongoing efforts to restore and clean up the area that was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Carol Christ, member of the Board of Trustees, to receive honorary degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Carol Christ, President of Smith College and a member of the Sarah Lawrence College Board of Trustees, will receive an honorary degree at their commencement ceremony this year.
TMCnet.com's "Tech News" section interviews Michael Richardson MFA '03, who conceived the idea for his Timeglider timeline software while a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence.
Dan Hurlin, a member of the Theatre and Dance faculty and director of the Graduate Program in Theatre, has been awarded a coveted 2013-14 Rome Prize in the visual arts from the American Academy in Rome.
The Telegraph (UK) profiles Gaby Basora '94, the founder and designer of Tucker, a small label known for its one-shape-flatters-all blouses and blouse/dresses.
Physics faculty member Scott Calvin contributed an essay to Physics Today in which he shares information on his SLC classes "Rocket Science, "Crazy Ideas in Physics," and "Steampunk Physics," which are designed to put this branch of science in an engaging, multidisciplinary context.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills admires the promise of SLC's admitted students in The Philadelphia Inquirer
In a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds the promise, talent, and compassion of Sarah Lawrence College's admitted students.
In the May 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping, Writing faculty member Mary Morris contributes an essay about her European travels with her mother.
Alumna Julianna Margulies appears in a Good Housekeeping cover story, in which she discusses her time at Sarah Lawrence, her career, and her family.
Poet Ross Gay MFA '98, composer Kati Agócs ’98, filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane '90, and photographer Alec Soth '92 are among the 175 scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada to receive a 2013 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Fellows, appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
In a New York Times Education Life slideshow entitled, "Class Assignments," Trevor Wallace '13 showcases a sculpture he created out of found objects on Goree Island.
Fashion icon Vera Wang will deliver the 85th commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence College Class of 2013 on Friday, May 24.
Bryan Collinsworth ’05, executive director of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, comments in The New York Times on his organization's recent report card evaluating major research universities.
Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission Heather McDonnell offers advice to students in U.S. News and World Report
In a U.S. News & World Report article, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission Heather McDonnell advises students making their college choice to ask certain questions when reviewing the financial aid offers from each school.
The Journal News reports that Mara Gross, the director of SLC's Community Partnerships and Service Learning program, will be honored by the Yonkers YWCA at its “Spirit of a Woman Awards.” The annual event recongnizes women and organizations for “exceptional leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment” in Westchester County and New York City.
Zimbio.com profiles producer-director J.J. Abrams '88, whose latest project, Star Trek Into Darkness, is scheduled for release in May.
Five SLC students recently entered the prestigious Hult Prize competition, a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship.
Sarah Lawrence College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Writing faculty member Scott Snyder will write Superman Unchained for DC Comics. The comic, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 12, will be drawn by renowned artist and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.
In an interview in The Guardian, Daniel Ross '13 profiles the comeback of renowned jockey Gary Stevens. Currently a senior at SLC, Ross was formerly a steeplechase jockey in the United Kingdom and an exercise rider around the world.
Drawing upon his own experience serving on the Admission Committee at Sarah Lawrence, literature faculty member Nick Mills comments in his CNN.com opinion piece on the exaggerations and overarching messages in the new Tina Fey film, "Admission."
Harlem World profiles Carolyn Adams '65 in her careers as a dancer, educator and Harlem preservationist.
From Newsday: Seven of the Hudson Valley's major private colleges -- including liberal arts institutions like Vassar, Sarah Lawrence and Bard -- boast an average graduation rate of 71 percent, well above the nationwide rate of 65 percent for peer institutions, according to new federal data.
In his NYTimes op-ed, "States Gone Wild," Bill Keller cites politics professor Sam Abrams' explanation of the nature of state and local government.
Poet Kim Rosen MFA '04, author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words, is featured in an interview on CBC/Radio-Canada's Sunday Edition.
In a CNN.com opinion piece, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills looks back on the 2003 start of the Iraq War and the role of then Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki.
In a Dissent article entitled, "Forty-Eight Years After Selma: The New Fight for Voting Rights," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on the Voting Rights Act as it was in 1965 and as it is today.
In an article in The Daily News, Wendolyne Sabrozo '14 is cited as a college student trying to raise awareness for The Dream is Now, a project designed to "show young illegal immigrants' positive contributions to the U.S."
The Lincoln Journal Star profiles puppeteer Eric Wright '03, who is currently teaching opera singers how to handle puppets for a New York City Opera performance of “Alice in Wonderland."
Project Muse features an interview with poet Ross Gay MFA '98.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced that Steven Burke '90 is a recipient of the Arts and Letters Award in Music, which "honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice."
EDGE Los Angeles reports on a "We the People" petition launched by SLC's Student Life Committee and undergraduate Student Senate. The petition urges the Food and Drug Administration to reform its policy preventing healthy gay men from donating blood.
On HuffingtonPost.com, Chris Hoffman '15 commemorates the interesting and impactful life of SLC alumna Cornelia Fort, who on March 21, 1943 became the first female pilot to die in the United States military.
The New York Times recently profiled the Luck You Collective, a group of 19- to 21-year-olds who organize art shows, run zine workshops, and bring together members of the downtown art world. Carmen Hall '16 is a member of the collective, which photographer David Mushegain describes as "the heart and soul of the young New York creative scene.”
On AffordableCollegesOnline.org, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission Heather McDonnell is among a panel of experts offering college applicants tips on filling out the FAFSA form.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has named choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 one of the four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. The Hodder Fellowship is awarded to people who "have demonstrated exceptional promise, but have not yet received widespread recognition” and is intended to "provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their career a period of 'studious leisure' to undertake significant new work."
The second annual Undergraduate Post-Colonial and Development Studies Conference will be held on campus on March 8.
The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa by Politics faculty member Elke Zuern was named a Best Book Honorable Mention by the African Politics Conference Group.
Starting Out in the Evening, based on the novel by Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program, cited in New York Times essay
In an essay for The New York Times, Roger Rosenblatt selects his three favorite movies about writers; among his choices are Starting Out in the Evening, based on the novel of the same name by Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program.
Acorn Online profiles Michele Perkins '74, who recently self-published the novel Deadly Play.
The Los Angeles Times' "Hero Complex" pop culture blog features Lili Bordan '04 and her role in the recent Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
CBS Money Watch reports that Sarah Lawrence College is among the 25 colleges with the best professors, according to a new ranking from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
In her HuffingtonPost.com blog "Your Start-Up Life," Rana Florida interviews Amanda Burden '76, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning.
Kirkus Reviews calls Fools, the forthcoming book of short stories by Writing faculty member Joan Silber, a "thought-provoking" and "worthwhile" collection."
Sarah Lawrence College recently launched an entrepreneurship immersion pilot program called SLCeeds.
In a Dissent article entitled, "The MOOC Revolution: A Sketchy Deal for Higher Education," Geoff Shullenberger '01 examines the rise of Massive Open Online Courses and the implications for higher education.
Indiewire reports that Rachel Feldman '76 has been chosen by Lilly Ledbetter to direct a biopic based on her life and her fight for equal pay for women.
Writing students in Melvin Jules Bukiet's fiction class collectively write novel to be published later this year
The New York Times' "City Room" blog covers Melvin Jules Bukiet's Fiction Workshop, in which 12 students are collectively writing a novel, called Naked Came the Post-Postmodernist, to be published later this year. USA Today lists the course in an article entitled, "8 really unique college courses."
Four time Oscar-nominee Annette Bening spoke to SLC students at the most recent session of the Theatre program's Guest Artist Series.
In an IndieWire feature, director David Rosenthal MFA '97 talks about his new film, A Single Shot, which premiered in Berlin earlier this month.
The New York Times profiles choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson '83, who founded the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance, which helps facilitate cross-disciplinary research among artists, scientists, urban designers, and others with curious minds.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar on the anniversary of the author's death
In an article for philly.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death by reflecting on her breakthrough novel The Bell Jar.
On Friday, February 8, History faculty member Komozi Woodard will speak at a symposium entitled, "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980," at the Museum of Modern Art. He will also appear at the New York Public Library to launch a new adult education series, "Conversations in Black Freedom Studies," presented by Education at the Schomburg every first Thursday of the month.
In a blog for HuffingtonPost.com, Haley Robinson '15 discusses the issue of teen dating violence, and applauds the efforts of states like Oregon and Delaware, which now require the education of teen dating violence to be taught in all public schools.
Professional poker player Matt Matros MFA ’04 likens the debt ceiling standoff to a poker game on CNN.com
In a piece for CNN Money, writer and professional poker player Matt Matros MFA ’04 calls the government's current debt ceiling and budget standoff "the biggest poker game going."
Cellist Zoe Keating '93 speaks out on streaming music services and their impact on artists' royalties in The New York Times.
The Times of India reports that Narcopolis, the debut novel by Jeet Thayil MFA '00, has won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012.
In Dissent, Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program, criticizes the film Zero Dark Thirty and its depiction of torture, calling it "a symptom of the damage done to our sensibilities by the 'War on Terror.'"
Daniel Ross '13 interviews record-breaking jockey Rosie Napravnik in The Guardian. Currently a senior at SLC, Ross was formerly a steeplechase jockey in the United Kingdom and an exercise rider around the world.
Media outlets such as Newsday report that producer-director J.J. Abrams '88, known for his hit television shows Lost, Alias, and Fringe and for directing the recent Star Trek movies, has been tapped to direct the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, scheduled for release in 2015.
Sarah Lawrence alumni well represented in list of National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship winners
Four Sarah Lawrence College alumni are among the winners of the 2013 Literature Fellowships for Creative Writing (Poetry) from the National Endowment for the Arts. The recipients are Traci Brimhall MFA '08, Ansel Elkins '05, Rickey Laurentiis '11, and Writing Institute faculty member Pamela Hart MFA '04.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills cautions that voting rights are still vulnerable in a CNN opinion piece
In a CNN.com opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills, on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, cautions that voting rights are still vulnerable today, just as they were in the 1960s.
JewishJournal.com reports on polling data analyzed by Politics faculty member Sam Abrams, which concludes that the economy was the strongest determinant for Jews who voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
Roberta Daskin, senior associate director of financial aid, offers advice to scholarship seekers in USA Today
In a USA Today College article on obtaining college scholarships, Roberta Daskin, senior associate director of financial aid, offers advice to prospective college students.
New York magazine's Vulture.com interviews Girls executive producer Jenni Konner '94 the day after the show's Golden Globe win for Outstanding Comedy Series.
A team of Sarah Lawrence College students has been selected to participate in the 4th Annual Hult Prize Regional Final in Boston. The team, comprised of Sachi Shah ‘15, Jacqueline Assar ‘14, Maria Munoz ‘13, and captain Teresa Phiri ’13, is one of 350 college groups competing in five regional competitions around the world. They are charged with creating a social venture that will craft a solution to the 2013 Hult Prize Challenge, which has been personally selected by President Bill Clinton around the theme of “The Global Food Crisis.” The team will present their solution in Boston in early March, with the goal of becoming the winning regional team and moving on to the Hult Accelerator, a “world class center for innovation and entrepreneurship located in Boston.”
In an interview in The New York Times, writer and president of PEN American Center Francine Prose lists Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard's In Zanesville as a book she recommends to others as something they "must read."
Sara Wilford, Director of the Art of Teaching master's program, discusses transformations in teacher preparation in The Journal News
In The Journal News, Sara Wilford, Director of the Art of Teaching master's program, discusses transformations in teacher preparation, stating, “Teachers are always learning and especially with the big push by New York State for performance-based assessments. We’re helping our future teachers prepare for this."
In an article entitled, "Generation LGBTQIA," The New York Times cites a video made by Stephen Ira ’14, calling it "a battle cry for a new generation of post-gay gender activists, for whom Stephen represents a rare public face."
Kirkus Reviews interviews Writing Institute instructor and Director of Graduate Support Services Patricia Dunn MFA '98, author of Rebels by Accident. In a related review, Kirkus calls the book, "an excellent young-adult novel."
Dania Abu-Shaheen '04 and Zilpha Starnes '05, who make up the musical group Starnes&Shah, are profiled by the White Plains Patch.
The Rumpus interviews Benjamin Samuel '07, co-editor of Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, which it calls "a strong example of why literature continues to thrive in the digital age."
Women's history pioneer Dr. Gerda Lerner dies at age 92; annual Women’s History Conference will remember her contributions
Dr. Gerda Lerner, who established and served as the founding director of the College's graduate program in Women's History—the first graduate program of its kind in the nation—died at the age of 92 on January 2.
The Austin Chronicle profiles songwriter and musician Curtis McMurtry '13.
Writing faculty member Marek Fuchs' book on volunteer firefighting in America earns widespread praise
Local Heroes: Portraits of American Volunteer Firefighters, a new book from Writing faculty member Marek Fuchs, continues to get widespread praise from media outlets. Parade magazine calls the book "riveting," while ABC News credits Fuchs' "lively text" with giving an in-depth look into the lives of the book's subjects. The Daily Mail (UK) calls the portraits in the book "quietly dignified."
Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the field of women's history and co-founder of the Women's History graduate program at Sarah Lawrence, passed away on January 2. In creating the graduate program—the first in the nation—The New York Times says "Dr. Lerner set about trying to establish women’s history as a respected academic discipline and to raising the status of women in the historical profession."
Dance faculty member Rose Anne Thom is featured in a Dance Teacher magazine article on the study of dance history. Thom is one of three dance faculty members to discuss their approaches to teaching this vast subject.
Delaware Online profiles Tina Raye Dayton MFA '96, winner of the 10th annual Dogfish Head Poetry Contest.
Nasrene Haj '12 and Mila Pinigin '12 recently launched The Creators Collective, an interdisciplinary art group; The Brooklyn Daily Eagle & Daily Bulletin reported on the Collective's opening night.
Artist and activist Hui Ling Lee '05, who recently held an exhibition entitled Subterranea at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, has been named to "The Edge Power List 2012," a list of "ordinary Malaysians doing extraordinary things" compiled by The Edge Malaysia.
Visual Arts faculty member Patrick Downs' class included in Washington Diplomat article on innovative college courses
"Dungeons, Dragons & Drama: The Tabletop RPG," taught by Visual Arts faculty member Patrick Downs, is included in a Washington Diplomat article on innovative college courses. In the class, students create their own tabletop RPG (role-playing game), a genre that continues to heavily influence the video and online game industry.
University Business reports on "An Open Letter to Our Nation's Policy Leaders" signed by President Karen Lawrence, among more than 160 college presidents, calling for stronger gun laws.
Sarah Lawrence College alumna Mary Griggs Burke '38, devotee of Japanese art dies at 96. Read her obituary on NYTimes.com
Dr. Gail Twersky Reimer '72, Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive, was honored with the American Jewish Distinguished Service Award from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Several members of the Sarah Lawrence community are among the 2013 Golden Globe nominations. Alumna Julianna Margulies is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama) for her role in The Good Wife. Breaking Bad, on which Peter Gould '82 serves as writer and director and David Porter '94 serves as a composer, is nominated for Best Television Series (Drama). And Silver Linings Playbook, a film produced by Donna Gigliotti ‘76, is nominated for Best Motion Picture (Comedy).
Human Genetics faculty member Laura Hercher weighs in on the business of personal genetics in The Verge
Human Genetics faculty member Laura Hercher weighs in on the evolution of personal genetics company 23andMe in The Verge.
Economics faculty member Kim Christensen is among a number of prominent economists lending their names to a statement on housing that appears on truth-out.org.
"Book Smellers Unite," a project by Sarah Zolt-Gilburne '15 for her Writing, Radio, and Aurality class, was aired in December by Utah public radio. In addition, "First Kiss," by Carina Araujo-Lane '13, and "Big Mirror Moment," by Jennifer Patten '15, also appear on the online Public Radio Exchange.
Reportero, a film by Bernardo Ruiz '95, will premiere on PBS as a special broadcast of POV (Point of View) on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 10 p.m. The film will then stream on POV’s Web site from January 8 – February 7, 2013. The film tells the heroic and troubling story of Mexican newsweekly Zeta by following veteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues.
Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard shares her experiences volunteering at an animal shelter in More magazine
In an article in More magazine, Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard shares her personal experiences volunteering with and advocating for the dogs at a local animal shelter.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks back at the historic rivalries and profound friendships of Army-Navy football
In an article on philly.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks back at the historic rivalries and profound friendships of past Army-Navy football games.
Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission Heather McDonnell helps students avoid scholarship scams on Interest.com
In an Interest.com article, Heather McDonnell, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, helps students identify potential scams and protect their personal information when applying for college scholarships.
Blogcritic.com reviews Northern Light, the new album from guitarist and Music faculty member Glenn Alexander and pianist Scott Healy. The review calls Alexander's guitar solos "intensely thoughtful" and the album full of "excellent music."
Writing Institute student Pamela Hart is a recipient of the 2013 Litereature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Poetry), awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Newsarama.com highlights the work of James Tynion IV '10 on the new DC Comics title Talon, saying the comic "is giving James Tynion IV the chance to spread his wings as one of DC's most promising new writers." Tynion was a student of Batman writer Scott Snyder while at SLC, and has been co-writing the back-up stories in Snyder's Batman series and assisted on the Batman Annual #1 earlier this year.
Rickey Laurentiis '11 has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Earlier this year, Laurentiis was one of five recipients of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
In The New York Times, Politics faculty member Sam Abrams is cited in an article on West Coast politics and that area's tendency to be a "Democratopolis."
Minnesota Public Radio profiles Susan Sink MFA '91, who, in her latest book, Habit, shares the untold stories of the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
TheaterMania.com interviews Joshua Langman '14 about his work with SLC's Theater Outreach program. Of the program, Langman says: "There are so many people who could benefit from seeing and participating in theater but who are unable to go to the theater—so outreach brings the theater to them."
Former writing faculty member and alumnus Allan Gurganus ’72 writes about his friend and former teacher John Cheever in The New York Review of Books.
Microbe hunter W. Ian Lipkin '74, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, is featured on PBS' Emmy-nominated Web series The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the receipt of nearly $.5 million from State of New York HECap (Higher Education Capital Matching Program) funds.
Bobby Elliott '11 writes about poet and fellow alumnus Rickey Laurentiis '11 on HuffingtonPost.com, sharing one of Laurentiis' newest poems "You Are Not Christ." Laurentiis was recently named a recipient of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
Alumna and trustee emerita Suzanne Wright '98 and her husband Bob Wright, founders of Autism Speaks, have received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Greenwich Magazine for the difference they have made in their community.
Producer-director J.J. Abrams '88, known for his hit television shows Lost, Alias, and Felicity, will be honored with the Producers Guild's 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
In The Hawk Eye, Iowa's oldest newspaper, Politics faculty member Sam Abrams weighs in on political polarization, saying that the public "is not more polarized than it was in the past, in major part because the public isn't paying enough attention." Abrams and the book he co-authored, Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, are also cited in a HuffingtonPost.com article on the same topic.
While Westchester County recovers from Hurricane Sandy, Sarah Lawrence College officials are aware that many families still have not had their power restored. To provide a modicum of assistance, the College is offering the use of the Campbell Sports Center’s locker room facilities for showers.
Daniel Ross '13 discusses the disappointing show at this year's Breeder's Cup on HuffingtonPost.com. Currently a senior at SLC, Ross was formerly a steeplechase jockey in the United Kingdom and an exercise rider around the world.
In The Washington Post, Writing faculty member Melvin Jules Bukiet reviews Herman Wouk's new novel The Lawgiver.
In an opinion piece in The Jewish Week, Politics faculty member Sam Abrams discusses the result of a survey he co-conducted to determine how important social networks are in the decisions of families to participate in Jewish life.
Heather McDonnell, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, publishes article on making college affordable for young men of color
Heather McDonnell, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, published an article entitled, "Making College Real for Young Men of Color," in the College Board publication Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color.
Due to power outages and significant transportation issues, the College is regretfully compelled to cancel Family Weekend, November 2-4. Further details and Q&A will be provided via an e-mail communication to parents and families.
Barring unexpected consequences from Hurricane Sandy, SLC still intends to hold Family Weekend festivities as scheduled. Please check this Web site for updates regarding our plans.
Ilana Masad '13 won the student edition of the weekly Master Plotto writing contest from Tin House magazine.
Rashaun Mitchell '00 is the recipient of the 2012 Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. The Bessie Awards acknowledge outstanding creative work by independent artists in the fields of dance and related performance in New York City.
StarNewsOnline features an article on historian Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock '02, an assistant professor of history at Wesleyan University, who lectures on the subject, "A Sacred Space: The Spiritual Life of Soviet Atheism," on October 16.
Artforum features a video interview with performance artist and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Meredith Monk '64, who speaks about her time as a student at SLC while sharing recollections about the Judson Dance Theater.
The Harvard Crimson profiles renowned cellist Zoe Keating '93, who is currently in the middle of a multinational tour.
The Rivertowns Daily Voice profiles Writing faculty member Marek Fuchs, who has published a new book entitled, Local Heroes: Portraits of American Volunteer Firefighters. A volunteer firefighter himself, Fuchs traveled across America gathering stories of volunteer fire companies and discovering "what can be learned from viewing America through [their] eyes." In a related article, Parade magazine calls the book "riveting."
Can believing in miracles help cure an illness? Dr. Clarion Johnson '72 takes sick pilgrims to a healing shrine, and finds himself transformed.
One of many problems facing teenagers with cancer: they can’t kiss. Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg '72, an expert on blood and marrow transplants, talks about how sick teens cope with rough times.
New study by Politics professor Sam Abrams cited in Daily Beast article on centrists and independents
A new study co-authored by Politics professor Sam Abrams is cited in a Daily Beast article entitled, "In 2012 Election, Centrists Move Left As Independents Stay Split." The study examines the voting habits of these two groups.
Sometimes the best comfort comes on four legs. Linda Koebner MA ’12 and her therapy dog Spirit dispense their own kind of medicine in a Bronx hospital.
How can a healthy person understand what it’s like to be seriously ill? And how can the sick make sense of this life-changing experience? Narrative medicine uses the power of storytelling to navigate the gulf between the sick and the well.
Sick since childhood, music teacher Sungrai Sohn desperately needed a new liver. Here’s the amazing tale of how a loving relative and innovative surgery gave him back his life.
How can you tell if a painting was stolen by Nazis? At Boston’s Museum of Fine Art, Victoria Reed ’96 delves into the secrets of the museum’s holdings in order to right the wrongs of the past.
The meanings behind Western culture’s most famous lost object, as explained by famed mythologist and literature faculty emeritus Joseph Campbell.
Everyday items take on extraordinary meaning at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, where Alice Greenwald '73 tells the story of that awful day using objects found in the rubble.
They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Here, members of the SLC community recount uncanny, heartwarming, and poignant tales of items lost and found, from the grasslands of China to the Sarah Lawrence campus.
In May 2012, a crew of 10 SLC alumni and faculty traveled to Nepal to spend three weeks filming Red Monsoon, a movie written by Eelum Dixit '09.
Mariah Smith ’13 prepares for life after graduation by interning for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live.
Mike Siff’s computer science class “Digital Zeitgeist” ponders the question, When does a video game become art?
Emma Gaalaas Mullaney '07 is leading a delegation of U.S. youth at the 11th United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Mullaney, who is now a doctoral candidate at Penn State, was selected for the position by SustainUS, a volunteer-led youth organization that advocates for sustainable development at the international level.
In a philly.com opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses diversity and the Supreme Court, previewing the Court's upcoming case of Fisher v. University of Texas.
Jamee K. Moudud, a member of the Economics faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, is the principal editor of Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy.
Writing professor Rachel Cohen contributes New Yorker article about acclaimed art expert Bernard Berenson
Writing faculty member Rachel Cohen contributed an article to The New Yorker entitled, "Priceless," which chronicles the partnership between Bernard Berenson, one of the most acclaimed art experts of the twentieth century, and Joseph Duveen, the influential art dealer.
Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times reviews City Center's Fall for Dance Program, which features a performance of "Fortune," choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA '98. Macaulay write, "It’s always a pleasure to see Ms. Tanowitz’s spruce use of footwork and legwork; but her use of the torso is also striking."
Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration at SLC, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal “Market Watch” article entitled, “Which colleges help grads snare top salaries?” Blum speaks of the active role Sarah Lawrence plays in helping students get jobs and create opportunities for themselves, citing the planned Career Invention Center that will teach students about starting their own businesses. More than 25% of SLC alums go on “to be developers of small businesses and innovators,” says Blum.
Rio Cortez '07 is one of four recipients of the 2012 Amy Award presented by Poets & Writers. The award recognizes promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area. A reading by the winners will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at the New York Society Library.
Westchester Magazine profiles Margo Taft Stever MFA '88, founder of the Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Westchester Magazine profiles Margo Taft Stever MFA '88, an award-winning poet who founded the Hudson Valley Writers' Center and originated the Slapering Hol Press.
In an opinion piece on CNN.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes Harvard's handling of a recent cheating scandal, offering West Point's handling of a similar incident in 1951 as an example of a better response.
A gift from alumna Annette Cravens to the College creates an endowed fund to support internships in arts-related organizations.
A performance of the acclaimed Salomé Chamber Orchestra will be held for free at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, in Sarah Lawrence College’s Reisinger Concert Hall.
Crain’s New York Business’ “Executive Inbox” blog profiles the Meerkat Media Collective and its co-founder Jay Sterrenberg ‘05. In the post, entitled, “These new grads created their own dream jobs,” Sterrenberg says he and the Collective's other members had an advantage after graduation: "We all went to Sarah Lawrence, where a lot of the course work is project-based. So we all had four years of experience developing projects from initial concept to finished product. We were already comfortable with the process of making something from nothing."
In an opinion piece on CNN.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills questions Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's criticism of political apologies, citing notable apologies by past presidents Bush, Clinton, and Regan.
Newsday features an interview with writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams '88 about his new NBC series Revolution. About attending Sarah Lawrence, Abrams says, "I feel very lucky I got the opportunity to do that."
In an article in The Christian Science Monitor entitled, "The conservative case against voter ID laws," Literature professor Nicolaus Mills recall actions of Republican President Ronald Reagan and Chief Justice Warren Burger against such laws.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Narcopolis, the debut novel by Indian poet Jeet Thayil MFA '00, is among the six novels comprising the short list for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration, discusses the state of educational loans in America with The New York Observer
In an article in The New York Observer, Vice President of Administration Tom Blum discusses the state of educational loans in America.
Economic professor Jamee K. Moudud has been named Associate Editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics.
Sarah Lawrence College was among the Top 10 Schools Supporting the LGBT Student Community in Unigo's 2013 College Rankings. More than 30,000 students voted in the ranking process.
In a CNN.com opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills appeals to Major League Baseball to enact stiffer penalties for intentional and wild pitches that put the safety of hitters at risk.
"Chaos Nervion," a work in bronze by sculptor Jedd Novatt '80, has been installed at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain in proximity to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry.
SLC to celebrate Nobel Prize winning physicist and former faculty member Dr. Maria Goeppert Mayer on 9/12
On Wednesday, September 12, Sarah Lawrence College will hold a campus wide celebration in honor of the College's Nobel Prize winning faculty member (1941-46) Maria Goeppert Mayer, one of only two women to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics.