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Saturday, February 7

The Threshold (Virgin Forest) by Christopher Winter, acrylic on canvas.

Teen Visions ’15, a collection of paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, and sculpture from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft—a pre-college portfolio development program for students ages 14-19—will be shown in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through February 19.

XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition featuring mural-size paintings by Kevin Appel, Roger Brown, Nancy Graves, Joyce Kozloff, Alfred Leslie, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Jules Olitski, and others, will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through March 29.

The men’s volleyball team will play New Jersey City University at 1 pm and Wentworth Institute of Technology at 5 pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.

At 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall, the Vassar College Orchestra will perform works by Peter Hope and Osvaldo Lacerda; Vassar Madrigal Singers will perform works by Irving Fine and William Schuman; and the Mahagonny Ensemble will perform a work by composer Timothy Takach and a première by alumnus Jesse Greenberg ’13.

Sunday, February 8

Poet Edward Hirsch will discuss his new book Gabriel in a conversation with English professor Paul Kane at noon in Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom Building. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

The Music Department will present “Alice in Our Times: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Nonsense,” a concert featuring music by Vassar composers Jonathan Chenette, Susan Botti, and Richard Wilson based on texts by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, James Norman Hall, and Edward Hirsch, at 3 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Tuesday, February 10

Lotfi Sayahi, associate professor and chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University at Albany, will give a lecture entitled Spanish and Arabic in Contact: A Panchronic Account. The talk will take place at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium and is sponsored by the Hispanic Studies Department.

Thursday, February 12

The Asian Students’ Alliance will present a lecture by sex-trafficking survivor Chong Kim at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

The men’s volleyball team will play Medgar Evers College at 7 pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.

Friday, February 13

The men’s basketball team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 6 pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performance

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will perform selected works from its current repertoire at 8 pm at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall.

Saturday, February 14

The women’s basketball team will play William Smith College at 2 pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium. The men’s basketball team will play Hobart College at 4 pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.

The Brian Mann Trio (Brian Mann, associate professor of music, piano; Sean Smith, double bass; and Craig Wuepper, drums) will perform a concert entitled “My Funny Valentine: Jazz for Valentine’s Day” at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Sunday, February 15

Professor Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin, paleontologist, professor of anatomy, and host of the new PBS series Your Inner Fish, will speak about his discoveries on human evolution at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Biology Department.

Monday, February 16

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a queer black feminist love evangelist, will give a lecture entitled Breathing in Chorus: Self-Care and Communities in Transformation at 6 pm in the Villard Room, College Center.

Tuesday, February 17

The Art Department presents a lecture by New York City-based artist Matt Connors at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 18

Ethan Kross, associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, will give a lecture entitled Self-Talk as a Regulatory Mechanism at 3:15 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Psychology Department.

Thursday, February 19

The Women’s Studies Program presents a lecture by Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor of gender and women’s studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages. The talk, entitled Damage Control, or the Promise of Beauty, will take place at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Friday, February 20

The women’s basketball team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 6 pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium. The men’s basketball team will follow with an 8 pm game.

Saturday, February 21

The men’s and women’s fencing teams will compete in the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships beginning at 8 am at Walker Field House.

Decoda

Decoda, a dynamic chamber group and Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, completes its three-day residency at Vassar with a concert featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Britten, Hersant, and the world premiere of Distractions, a sextet written by Richard Wilson. The concert will begin at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Wednesday, February 25

The men’s lacrosse team will play Manhattanville College at 4 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin, appointed member of the National Review Committee for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, will give a lecture entitled The Historical and Legal Desensitization of American Indians at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the Dean of the Faculty Office, the Political Science Department, the Sociology Department, and the American Studies Program.

Thursday, February 26

The Hispanic Studies Department will present a lecture by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, a Cuban-born artist whose works have focused on history, race, gender, memory, and the formation of identity. The talk will take place at 5 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium.

Boundary-Crossing: Case Studies in Collaborative Creativity, an interactive exhibition of recent arts-based interdisciplinary work at Vassar, will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through March 13.

Actors for the London Stage

The Drama Department will present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed by Actors From The London Stage, a company whose actors hail from such stages as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The first performance will be at 8 pm at the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Repeat performances will take place at 8 pm on February 27 and 28. For reservations, email boxoffice@vassar.edu.

Saturday, February 28

The men’s tennis team will play the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at 1 pm at Walker Field House.

--Photo of Kid Code by John Jennings, and Decoda courtesy of subjects' Neil Shubin ©John Weinstein; VRDT by Rachel Garbade '15; The Threshold (Virgin Forest) by © Christopher Winter.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, February 2, 2015