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On Campus - April 2015 Preview

Wednesday, April 8

The Art Department’s student exhibitions will appear on a rotating schedule in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through April 10.

Michel Oudijk of the National Autonomous University of Mexico will give a lecture entitled Mesoamerican History and Indigenous Knowledge at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Curtis Chin

Curtis Chin, producer of the movie Vincent Who?, will present and discuss his film at 7 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium.

Thursday, April 9

Unbound, Vassar’s only theater group devoted solely to experimental theater, will present Aftertaste: A Devised Play at 8 pm daily in the Kenyon Hall 205 Club Room through April 12. Aftertaste is the work of an ensemble of international students passionate about sharing, exploring, and recreating their experience through theater.

Andrea Frank, a German fine art photographer and professor at SUNY New Paltz, will give a lecture at 8 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 310 Lecture Hall. Frank’s work, which has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, ranges in mediums and subjects, many of which revolve around Nazi Germany.

Friday, April 10

Sustainable Hudson Valley and its partners will hold a 10th anniversary regional conference entitled Water Wealth on the “blue economy” of meaningful work and investment connected with water preservation. The event will begin at 9 am in the Villard Room, College Center. The keynote speaker will be Hunter Lovins, president of Natural Capitalism Solutions.

Three Men Smoking daguerreotype

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will host an opening lecture and reception for the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 102 Auditorium.

Saturday, April 11

The Vassar College Choir will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Sunday, April 12

The Vassar Haiti Project will host its 14th Annual Haitian Art Exhibition in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center. The exhibition will open at noon and will run through April 16.

Tuesday, April 14

George Saunders

The Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture, featuring bestselling author George Saunders, will be held at 8 pm in the Students’ Building, Second Floor, College Center Multi-Purpose Room. Saunders will read from his work and answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday, April 15

The men’s baseball team will play Stevens Institute of Technology at 4 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s lacrosse team will play Williams College at 4:30 pm at the Gordon Competition Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Thursday, April 16

FLLAC curator Mary Kay Lambino

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center curator Mary-Kay Lombino will host the Curator’s Gallery Talk: Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography at 4 pm in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Permanent Collection Galleries.

Jemima Pierre, sociocultural anthropologist and associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, will give a lecture entitled Race and Justice in Transnational Perspective at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

The Vassar Animal Rights Coalition will host a lecture by Lagusta Yearwood entitled Running a Business as an Anarchist, Feminist Vegan at 6:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium. Yearwood is a vegan chef-turned-chocolatier who runs Lagusta’s Luscious, a small fair trade, locally sourced chocolate shop in New Paltz.

The Exhibit of Black Excellence will be held at 6:30 pm in the Aula, Ely Hall. This exhibit is a celebration of the beauty of blackness and will showcase black students on campus.

Friday, April 17

The Art Department’s student exhibitions will appear on a rotating schedule in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through May 26.

The 2015 All Families Weekend activities will start at 4 pm in the Rose Parlor, Main Building.

Future Waitstaff of America, Vassar’s first and only theater group devoted entirely to musical theater, will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 5 pm and 8 pm daily in Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom Building, through April 18.

Wordsmiths, an on-campus poetry group, will present Love Started the Fire by Safia Elhillo and Sean “Mega” DesVignes, two New York City-based spoken word artists and performance poets. The performance will begin at 8 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium.

Saturday, April 18

The Education Department and the Hudson Valley Writing Project will present children’s author Ralph Fletcher at 9 am in the Nora Ann Wallace ’73 Auditorium, Blodgett Hall.

The men’s lacrosse team will play Union College at noon at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s baseball team will play the University of Rochester at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s tennis team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 1 pm at the Joss Tennis Courts. The women’s lacrosse team will play Bard College at 3 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

As part of All Families Weekend, Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will perform selected works from its current repertoire. There will be two showings—1 pm and 3 pm—at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall.

The 2015 All Families Weekend Reception will take place at 5 pm in the Aula, Ely Hall.

Barefoot Monkeys

The Barefoot Monkeys will present its All Families Weekend Fire Show at 8 pm at the Outdoor Space Residential Quad.

Vassar Madrigal Singers will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

The Vastards, a student a cappella group, will hold a concert at 9 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Sunday, April 19

The men’s tennis team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 10 am at the Joss Tennis Courts. The women’s tennis team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 pm at the Joss Tennis Courts. The men’s baseball team will play the University of Rochester at noon at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Monday, April 20

Ann Reynolds, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture entitled Feelings Are Things: Another History of Pop at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Patricia Harlow '68 will present the talk, "Drug Development from the Perspective of a Former FDA Reviewer," at 1:30 pm in Mudd Chemistry's Sci Vis lab. 

The Vassar Chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will bring nomads from the LiNK headquarters to present and raise awareness about the situation in North Korea. The event will take place at 7 pm in the Students’ Building, Second Floor, College Center Multi-Purpose Room.

Tuesday, April 21

Eamon Grennan, professor emeritus of English, will give a reading and performance at 5 pm in Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom Building.

The Biology Department will host a book discussion with Pamela Ronald, author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, at 5 pm in the Aula, Ely Hall.

Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o

The Africana Studies Program will present a lecture by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, at 5:30 pm in the Students’ Building, Second Floor, College Center Multi-Purpose Room.

UnFramed, a preliminary student organization, will present a public artist lecture by Zanele Muholi, an award-winning South African photographer. The event will take place at 7 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium.

The women’s lacrosse team will play Mount Saint Mary College at 6 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Wednesday, April 22

Michel Oudijk of the National Autonomous University of Mexico will present a lecture entitled Reframing Indigenous History: Working with Historical Documents and Communities in Mexico  at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, History Department and the C. Mildred Thompson Fund, Religion Department, Hispanic Studies Department, Education Department, Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program, and American Studies Program.

The men’s lacrosse team will play Union College at 6:30 pm at the Gordon Competition Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s baseball team will play SUNY Old Westbury at 4 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Thursday, April 23

Amitabha Buddha

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will host an opening symposium and reception for the exhibition Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 102 Auditorium. The symposium, Many Faces, Many Names: The Bodhisattva of Compassion, will be moderated by Karen Lucic (Vassar, Department of Art), with speakers Sherry Fowler (University of Kansas, Department of Art History), Michael Walsh (Vassar, Department of Religion), and Karen Hwang-Gold (Vassar, Department of Art). The exhibit will run through June 28.

Chloe Benjamin, author of The Anatomy of Dreams, will speak at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Friday, April 24

David Black ’81 will return to campus to host a career conversation about the world of literary management. The event will take place at 2 pm in the Faculty Parlor, Main Building.

The women’s lacrosse team will play St. Lawrence University at 4 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Saturday, April 25

The men’s tennis team will play St. Lawrence University at 10 am at the Joss Tennis Courts, with the women’s team following at 2 pm. The men’s baseball team will play Bard College at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s lacrosse team will play Clarkson University at 2 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

The Vassar College Women’s Chorus will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Tuesday, April 28

The Vassar Catholic Community will present Adelante, a documentary film depicting the experiences of a church parish in rural Pennsylvania with a growing population of Mexican immigrants, at 7 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring Noam Osband, the film’s producer, along with members of the Vassar and Poughkeepsie communities involved in issues regarding immigration and religion.

Wednesday, April 29

Karen Thornber, professor of comparative literature and East Asian languages and civilizations at Harvard University, will give a lecture entitled The Global Environmental Crises and Asia at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. In this lecture, Thornber will examine Asian creative portrayals of inconsistent human attitudes and behaviors concerning the environment.

Thursday, April 30

The Vassar Jewish Union will present a musical performance by the Isle of Klezbos, an all-women’s klezmer sextet based in New York City, at 5 pm in the Aula, Ely Hall. 

David Orr, the Paul Sears distinguished professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College, will give a lecture entitled Going to Montana: Sustainability as a Journey at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

-Photo of George Saunders and Curtis Chin courtesy of subjects; Ngugi Wa Thiong’o by Daniel A. Anderson; Three Men Smoking daguerreotype from the collection of Judith Hochberg and Michael Mattis; Barefoot Monkeys ©Vassar College-Holly Wilmeth; Mary Kay Lombino ©Vassar College; Amitabha Buddha courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, March 30, 2015