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Reunion

Alumnae/i College at Reunion 2017

Preliminary schedule as of 3/31/17. Schedule, programs, and events are subject to change – please check the current schedule upon arrival.

Session I: Friday, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Reconstructing Life and Death with Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

April Beisaw, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Crime scenes are archaeological sites – they contain the remains of past human activity to be deciphered from disturbed environments, objects left behind, and bodies of those who perished there. This lecture will cover the basics of how anthropologists identify people from their skeletons and how archaeologists read crime scene photographs.
Room 200, Rockefeller Hall

The True Beginning of our End: How Did Shakespeare Become an Author?

Zoltan Markus, Associate Professor of English
An exploration of how Shakespeare became a published author during his lifetime (and shortly after that).
Room 203, Rockefeller Hall

Recent Rare Book Acquisitions

Head of Special Collections and Adjunct Associate Professor of History Ron Patkus will display and discuss some of the latest new treasures added to Vassar's rare book holdings. Limited to 12 participants.
Special Collections, Thompson Library

Session II: Friday, 3pm-4pm

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Tour of the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences, Vassar’s New Science Facility

Tour for the Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967
Distinguished members of the faculty and current students will lead a guided tour of the Bridge building, the final component of Vassar’s Integrated Science Commons, an initiative to support collaborations between the sciences by bringing the college’s various science departments and programs into closer physical proximity with shared access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
Meet at entrance closest to Olmsted, Bridge for Laboratory Sciences

Menagerie in the Museum

Susan Donahue Kuretsky ’63, the Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Art
Reflections on how artists have been inspired by the creaturely realm, as illustrated in the current exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, created in conjunction with Art 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice.
Room 102, Taylor Hall

The Election and the Trump Administration’s First Six Months
Stephen Rock, Associate Dean of Faculty & Professor of Political Science; Sid Plotkin, Professor of Political Science; and Adelaide Villmoare, Professor of Political Science
Room 300, Rockefeller Hall

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Session III: Friday, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Millay Variations

TBD

Meet The Vets: Vassar’s Veterans Posse Program

Brian Lepak ’20, Patrick DeYoung ’18, Fernando Braga ’17, Makeda Johnson ’20, with Curtis Dozier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek & Roman Studies and Faculty Advisor to the Veterans Posse students
Hear from current members of the Veterans Posse Program about their military service prior to Vassar, their transition to academia, and their experiences at Vassar.
Alumnae House Living Room

Seeking Social Justice – Voices from Multi-Faith Communities

Rev. Samuel Speers, Assistant Dean for Campus Life & Director of Religious and Spiritual Life; Rev. Petero Sabune ’77, Global Partnership Officer of the Episcopal Church and former Prison Chaplain, Sing Sing Correctional Facility; Rabbi Emeritus Richard Litvak ’72, Temple Beth El
Location TBD

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Session IV: Saturday, 3pm-4pm

Tour of the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences, Vassar’s New Science Facility

Distinguished members of the faculty and current students will lead a guided tour of the Bridge building, the final component of Vassar’s Integrated Science Commons, an initiative to support collaborations between the sciences by bringing the college’s various science departments and programs into closer physical proximity with shared access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
Meet at entrance closest to Olmsted, Bridge for Laboratory Sciences

Class of 1967 "Vassar Voices"

Open to all and featuring members from the Class of 1967, this original work conceived by Lance Ringel was based upon archived writings of Matthew Vassar, Vassar students, and others. First performed as part of Vassar's Sesquicentennial celebrations, additional pieces have been added by the Class of 1967.
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Strengthening Diverse Campus Communities in Adverse Times

Tyrone Forman ’92, Professor African American Studies and Sociology, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity (University of Illinois at Chicago); Delia Cheung Hom '00, ‎Director, Asian American Center (Northeastern University)
Moderator:  Edward Pittman '82, Associate Dean of the College (Vassar College)
Alumnae/i working in higher education discuss the inclusion and equity landscape for supporting students and others on college campuses within the current national climate.
Room 300, Rockefeller Hall

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