Jeffrey Kosmacher

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Press Releases

Press Releases

Scholar Peter D. Hershock draws on Buddhist concepts to address value of diversity in lecture, September 25, 2014

Making use of both contemporary social theory and Buddhist conceptual resources, Dr. Hershock’s talk will make a case that valuing diversity as a distinctive relational quality can play key roles both in bringing about more equitable forms of global interdependence and in advancing education.

Author Jess Row to read from his widely-praised novel, Your Face in Mine, September 23, 2014

The author imagines a world in which "racial reassignment surgery" is a reality in this novel that explores race.

Local artist chronicles sailing around the world in the exhibition, 24,000 Nautical Miles…Photos From a Circumnavigation, opening September 9, 2014

Artist Monica d. Church sailed the world with her family in 2014, taking photographs in several countries including, Myanmar, Ghana, Japan and India.

Vassar opening new college store on August 22 in the renovated Juliet building, with grand opening activities planned for September 20

The landmark Juliet Theater across the street from the Vassar College campus served generations of Hudson Valley moviegoers from 1938 to 1990. Vacant since 2012, the extensively renovated Juliet building will re-open on Friday, August 22, as the location of the new Vassar College Store to serve the campus and the general public.

Fall music series to span early vocals, Hindustani songs, a contemporary jazz piano duet, and varied chamber music and orchestral performances, September 1-December 7

The Vassar music department’s fall concert series will span fifteenth century vocal works, Hindustani song styles, a contemporary jazz piano duet, a pipe organ soloist, a variety of chamber music and orchestral performances, a Vassar-Bard music faculty collaboration, and an annual holiday service of lessons and carols, September 1-December 7.

Library exhibit examines The Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the most illustrated books of the fifteenth century, August 27-December 10

A new exhibition organized by the Vassar College Libraries looks at the rich history of printing in Nuremberg, Germany and the publication there of the most extensively illustrated book of its time, The Nuremberg Chronicle (August 27-December 10)

Historian to discuss friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and writer John Burroughs that shaped the emerging U.S. conservation movement, on July 15

Historian Douglas Brinkley will discuss "John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and the American Conservation Movement" on Tuesday, July 15, at 7:30 pm in Taylor Hall room 203. Burroughs had a profound impact on the emerging U.S. conservation movement both through his nature writings and his friendships with national leaders.

18 Ways of Looking at a Tree exhibition on view at Vassar’s Palmer Gallery, June 26-September 4, 2014.

The Long Reach Arts artists’ collective of the Hudson Valley presents this exhibition that explores the myriad creative responses possible for a single subject.

Vassar launches digital version of the college’s prized collection of Albert Einstein’s papers

The Vassar College Libraries have launched the Albert Einstein Digital Collection, an online version of the college’s collection of the famed scientist’s papers. The entire collection has been digitized for open access and ease of use, an ambitious project made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Georgette Bennett.

Powerhouse Theater adds musical and play workshops to its 2014 season, with playwright Beth Henley and director Michael Greif among the talents returning for this year’s 30th anniversary

Vassar College and New York Stage & Film have announced the four workshops—two musicals, two plays—that will be a part of the upcoming 30th Powerhouse Theater Season.

Three paintings tied to the Hudson River School now on rare public view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through May 2014

The general public now has a rare opportunity to see three works by artists directly or closely associated with the Hudson River School, thanks to a loan arrangement between Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and the Century Association of New York City. Among the artists is German-born Emanuel Leutze, best known for his iconic painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, along with Hudson River School stalwarts Asher Brown Durand and John Frederick Kensett.


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