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On Campus – March 2013 Preview

Eighth-grader Nymisha Upadhyayula’s work is part of the Palmer Gallery’s annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show.

Wednesday, March 6

The Dean of the Faculty presents a lecture by philosopher, environmental activist, author, and ecofeminist Dr. Vandana Shiva.

Thursday, March 7

The American Culture Program presents “The Idea of Haiti: Newness, Singularity, and Phantasmic Pan-Americanism,” a lecture by NYU professor Millery Polyné.

Sunday, March 17

The Education Department presents A Celebration of Art, the annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show, an event honoring the memory of John Iyoya, a former Vassar student who exemplified a wonderful sense of creativity and love of children. The show features the artwork of students from area participating schools. Reception on March 17. Exhibit through March 22.

Tuesday, March 26

The Art Department presents a lecture by Kara Cooney, Egyptologist and assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA.

Thursday, March 28

The Vassar Haiti Project presents an exhibit featuring 300 original Haitian paintings, handcrafts, hand-painted silk scarves, and iron sculptures. Through April 3.

The History Department presents “Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation,” a lecture by Khalil Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

The Art Department presents a lecture by André Dombrowski, assistant professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania.

The English Department presents a lecture by Sukhdev Sandhu, associate professor of English at NYU and a regular contributor on film and literature to publications like the Telegraph (UK). Professor Sandhu will speak about writing across disciplines and share his interdisciplinary work, including Night Haunts, which offers a record of the London night.