White and Carroll’s extensive combined bodies of work include novels, memoirs, and short stories, including prominent writing on gay subjects.
A muse to both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, Le Clercq was the foremost dancer of her time.
The day includes three periods of lectures, access to exhibitions and a concert by the music department.
Yusuf will speak about the nature, meaning, and significance of Islam and a liberal arts education in his lecture, “The Arts of Freedom: Protecting the Mind in an Age of Mass Media.”
Bechdel began writing, drawing, and self-syndicating the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1983, but she gained wider recognition for her work with the 2006 publication of Fun Home. The book was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and was named Best Book of 2006 by Time magazine. This year Bechdel was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."
A newly published New York Times study evaluates how broadly the nation’s leading colleges and universities enroll students from lower-income backgrounds, and Vassar College proved to be at the top of the list. The Times studied the roughly 100 U.S. institutions of higher education that graduate at least 75% of their students.
Campbell’s lecture will analyze the strategic calculations behind the recent United States-Africa Leaders Summit.
Amy Harmon of the New York Times will discuss the divide between public perception and scientific consensus on genetically modified food as the keynote speaker at the URSI symposium.
Poughkeepsie-based photographer Jorge Abel Santos explores his native Mexico and his Hudson Valley home in the exhibition Two Worlds in My Heart on view at the Palmer Gallery.
Shored Up: When Human Nature and the Force of Nature Collide, is a documentary by filmmaker Ben Kalina about climate change, sea level rise, and shoreline development in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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.
The author imagines a world in which "racial reassignment surgery" is a reality in this novel that explores race.
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.
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.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Imperial Augsburg focuses on prints, drawings, and illustrated books of the 15th and 16th centuries.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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