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Reunion

Alumnae/i College at Reunion 2017

Preliminary schedule as of 5/4/17. 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; meet in front of the 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, 1982
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

Remembering Nancy Willard

Beth Darlington, Professor Emerita of English & Ron Patkus, Head of Special Collections and Adjunct Associate Professor of History
Faculty hosts will show several short films on Nancy Willard, prolific children's book author and Vassar Professor Emerita of English, and reflect upon her remarkable life and work.
Rosenwald Theatre, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

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

Meet The Vets: Vassar’s Veterans Posse Program

Brian Lepak ’20, Patrick DeYoung ’18, Fernando Braga ’17, 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:  Multi-Faith Voices in a Secular World

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; Farah Aziz ’16, former President of the Vassar Muslim Student Union.  Moderator:  Rev. Samuel Speers, Assistant Dean for Campus Life & Director of Religious and Spiritual Life (Vassar College).
Join faculty and alumnae/i presenters as they address the challenges of seeking social justice from a faith-based starting point.
Taylor Hall, Room 203

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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

Strengthening Diverse Campus Communities in Uncertain Times: Alumnae/i Perspectives

Tyrone Forman ’92, Professor of 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); Tanya Odom ’92, Global Consultant and Leadership Coach.  Moderator:  Edward Pittman ’82, Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity (Vassar College)
Alumnae/i working in higher education and consulting discuss the inclusion and equity landscape for supporting students and others on college campuses within the current national climate.
Room 203, 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 Emerita of Political Science
Political science faculty members explore the impact of the first six months of the Trump administration.
Room 300, Rockefeller Hall

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