Thursday, November 8
The Africana Studies Program presents two lectures by Rev. Jason Lydon: “LGBTQ Communities and the Prison Industrial Complex” and “Introduction to Abolition.”
Saturday, November 10
The Art Department presents a conference on American art.
Sunday, November 11
The Music Department presents a concert by the Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Osborn.
Monday, November 12
The French and Francophone Studies Department presents a film screening of Politics of Seduction.
Tuesday, November 13
The English Department presents a literary reading by New Yorker writer and Vassar alumnus Thomas Beller ’87 (pictured).
The History Department presents a lecture by Ambassador Nicholas Platt (pictured), who had served as a diplomat in Zambia, the Philippines, and, most recently, Pakistan.
The Religious and Spiritual Life Office presents a lecture by Korean Buddhist nun Sonjae sunim on Buddhist temple food and the Buddhist philosophy of eating.
Wednesday, November 14
The Biology Department presents “Natural History of the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl,” a lecture by Dr. Glenn Proudfoot, visiting assistant professor at Vassar College, as part of the Biology Department Seminar Series.
The Sociology Department presents “Sociably Sufficing: Girls, White Middle-Class Culture, and the Contemporary Reproduction of Inequality,” a lecture by Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Berkeley Michelle Rossi (pictured).
Thursday, November 15
The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performs new works from their 2012-2013 repertoire. Through November 17.
Friday, November 16
The Vassar Greens present a divestment campaign teach-in.
Saturday, November 17
The Music Department presents a concert by the Vassar College Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Navega.
Sunday, November 18
The Music Department presents “Light Perpetual,” a concert featuring songs about light and death by Purcell, Wood, Morales, Whitacre, Tavener, Byrd, Hancock, and others. Conducted by Drew Minter.
Monday, November 19
The Art Department presents “Flashbacks/Eclipses in Italian Art in the 1960s,” a lecture by Romy Golan, professor of 20th century art in the Ph.D. Program of Art History at the Graduate Center at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
Monday, November 26
The Palmer Gallery presents “Alazanto: Illuminating the Divine Within,” a selection of photographs by Kevin Michael Davis (1982-2010), curated by Tamar Thibodeau. Through December 20.
Wednesday, November 28
The Biology Department presents “How Evolution Shapes the Way (Some) Roboticists Think,” a lecture by Dr. Josh Bongard, associate professor at the University of Vermont, as part of the Biology Department Seminar Series.
Thursday, November 29
UNICEF presents a film screening of Not My Life, a feature-length documentary that exposes the reality of human trafficking and its impact on children.
Friday, November 30
QCVC presents an evening with poet and activist Andrea Gibson.
The Music Department presents a recital of jazz compositions by faculty member Frank Cassara, performed by Cassara (drums and percussion) and guest artists Andrew Sterman (saxophone), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), and Mick Rossi (piano).
Images courtesy of the subjects.