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On Campus - September 2012 Preview

Vassar welcomes feminist activist Gloria Steinem to campus on Wednesday, September 19.

Friday, September 14

The Mathematics Department welcomes actor and former mathematics doctoral student Gioia De Cari for a performance of “Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze.” Panel discussion with the artist and Vassar faculty members to follow.

Saturday, September 15

The Music Department presents “The Things That Make Us Sing,” a program of originals and standards for voice and piano by husband-and-wife cabaret duo David Alpher and Jennie Litt.

Sunday, September 16

The Music Department presents “Chamber Music in America,” performed by Satori, a Lehigh Valley-based ensemble of winds, strings, and piano.

Wednesday, September 19

The Women’s Studies Program presents “An Evening with Gloria Steinem.” The writer, editor, lecturer, and feminist activist will mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Ms. Magazine with a lecture and Q&A at the Vassar Chapel. Read the college’s press release for more information.

Saturday, September 22

Freshmen Families Weekend! (including the Arlington Street Fair!)

The Native American Studies, American Culture, and Drama departments, present “Cedars,” a dramatization of contemporary Native American poetry (with funding from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty).

Sunday, September 23

Freshmen Families Weekend! (including the Arlington Street Fair!)

The Music Department presents professor emerita Blanca Uribe and professor Richard Wilson performing a program of music for two pianos by Busoni/Mozart, Saint-Saens, Debussy, and Poulenc. Presented in memory of Gregory S. Schwartz ’78.

Thursday, September 27

The Palmer Gallery hosts an opening reception for the exhibition “Sacred Ground: Held in Trust,” featuring Marlene Weidenbaum’s pastel paintings of preserved lands in the Hudson Valley. Runs through October 13.

Friday, September 28

The Biology Department presents “Darwin’s Devices,” a lecture about robotics and evolutionary theory by biology professor John Long. Part of the Center for Collaborative Approaches to the Sciences Author Series.

The Music Department presents a Jane Prouty Smith ’32 event: “On the Shoulders of Giants,” a repertoire that explores the roots of inspiration spanning nearly 900 years, performed by Cantus, which Fanfare heralded as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.”

Saturday, September 29

VC Squared presents Session One, the first part of a year-long monthly entrepreneurship "course" series. VC Squared founders John Moore III '07 and Anthony Baldor '07 will moderate a presentation from alumna Colleen Burke '68, who will present a case study of her business.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit the Campus Calendar.