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Thursday, April 7

Hudson River by Andrew Michael Dasburg

The American Stories 1800-1950 exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries through April 17. The exhibition will showcase American paintings from the Art Center’s vault, including those from John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Sanford Robinson Gifford, George Inness, William Merritt Chase, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur B. Davies, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ben Shahn.

Caida de Aguas by Tomas Sanchez

The Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery through May 8. It features works on paper by nine 20th-century artists, including Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982), Marisol Escobar (American, b. France, 1930), Rafael Ferrer (Puerto Rican, b. 1933), Luis Fernando Roldán (Colombian, b. 1955), and José Bedia (Cuban, b. 1959).

The Studio Art Department student exhibitions will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through May 29.

Alice Dreger

Alice Dreger, a historian of medicine and science, a sex researcher, a mainstream writer, and an (im)patient advocate, will give a lecture at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 102 Auditorium. During the lecture, Dreger will talk about her newest book, Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, which argues that the pursuit of evidence is the most important ethical imperative of our time.

Friday, April 8

The women’s lacrosse team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 4 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Woodshed Theater Ensemble will be having its spring show, through April 9, at 7 pm at Matthew’s Mug, College Center.

Saturday, April 9

The women’s tennis team will compete in the Seven Sisters Championships at 9 am at the Joss Tennis Courts. The men’s lacrosse team will play Clarkson University at noon at Gordon Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s lacrosse team will play Skidmore College at 4 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

The chamber group Decoda will perform works by Brahms, Ligeti, Nathan Schram, and world premieres by Richard Wilson and Brad Balliett at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Sunday, April 10

The women’s tennis team will compete in the Seven Sisters Championships  at 9 am at the Joss Tennis Courts. The men’s rugby team will play Hofstra University at noon at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Monday, April 11

Radha Pandey

A lecture by Radha Pandey on the history of papermaking and technique in the Islamic world will take place at 9 am in the Aula, Ely Hall. The lecture will focus especially on the history in India and include a Q&A session, hands-on samples of traditional Islamic papers from India, and dyes and tools used for burnishing and sheet forming.

Alice Kaplan, professor of French at Yale University, will give a lecture titled “How L’Étranger became The Stranger” on the first American translation of Albert Camus’ The Stranger. The lecture will take place at 5:15 pm in the Taylor Hall 102 Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 12

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett, a commentator on religion, ethics, and spirituality, will give a lecture on interfaith belief, meaning, ethics, and religion at 5 pm in the Students’ Building, Second Floor, College Center Multi-Purpose Room.

Wednesday, April 13

The men’s baseball team will play SUNY Old Westbury at 4 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Princess Harmony Rodriguez will be the keynote speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 4:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 300 Auditorium. Rodriguez is an Afro-Latin trans woman and outspoken anti-violence advocate.

Anna Betbeze, a performance artist, will deliver a lecture titled “Plush Vision” at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Betbeze uses fire, water, acids, and other agents to create works that hover between painting and sculpture, architecture and fashion, landscape and interior space.

Thursday, April 14

Lynn Povich '65

Lynn Povich ’65 will give a lecture titled “Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Newsweek: A Vassar Alumna’s Tale of Second-Wave Feminism” at 5:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 300 Auditorium. Povich is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor, and the author of the book The Good Girls Revolt, which tells the story about the 46 women who successfully sued Newsweek magazine for sex discrimination in 1970.

Friday, April 15

Andrew Kirby ’94 will give a lecture on kidney disease mutations found in a genomic blind spot at noon in Room 273, Olmsted Hall. Kirby will describe how the genetic mutation that causes medullary cystic kidney disease was missed by genomic sequencing, and the work that ultimately led to the discovery of the genetic cause.

Saturday, April 16

The Post-Modfest exhibition will showcase student artwork in all mediums and topics at 10 am at Matthew’s Mug, College Center.

The women’s tennis team will play Massachusetts Institute of Technology at noon at the Joss Tennis Courts. The men’s baseball team will play Stevens Institute of Technology at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Sunday, April 17

The men’s baseball team will play Baruch College at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

The wind quartet Venti will perform works by Berger, Françaix, Lajtha, and Mozart at 3 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.

Monday, April 18

Judith Tankard subject, Dumbarton Oaks Melisande's Allee

Landscape historian and preservation consultant Judith Tankard will give a lecture titled “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes.” Farrand, a celebrated American architect, is known for her public and private commissions and her campus designs, including some for Vassar. The lecture will take place at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 20

The men’s tennis team will play the College of New Jersey at 3:30 pm at Walker Field House. Non-varsity matches will take place at the Joss Tennis Courts.

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will perform new works as well as selected pieces from its current repertoire at 7 pm at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall.

Thursday, April 21

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, professor of classics at the University of Cambridge, will give a lecture at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.

Associate professor David T. Bradley

David T. Bradley, associate professor of physics at Vassar College, will present the program “Worship Space Acoustics: The Sound of the Sacred” at 7 pm in the Chapel. A dessert reception in the Chapel Tower Room will follow the lecture.

Friday, April 22

The women’s lacrosse team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 4 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Saturday, April 23

Throwback Jam, organized by Hip Hop 101, will bring together DJing, rapping, B-boying, and graffiti art during an all-day event, starting at noon on the Residential Quad.

The women’s rugby team will compete in the Tri-State Conference 7s at 10 am at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm. The men’s lacrosse team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at noon at Gordon Field, Prentiss Sports Complex, followed by the women’s team at 2 pm. The men’s baseball team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 1pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s tennis team will play William Smith College at 2 pm at the Joss Tennis Courts.

Sunday, April 24

The men’s baseball team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Tuesday, April 26

Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric and winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, will give the Elizabeth Bishop Lecture at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Rankine is the author of four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, and she currently serves as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Pomona College in California.

Wednesday, April 27

The men’s baseball team will play Mount Saint Mary College at 4 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s lacrosse team will play Bard College at 6 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Thursday, April 28

Fred Myers, professor of anthropology at New York University, will give a lecture titled “Whose Story is This?: Moving Culture between Regimes of Value” at 4:45 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. The lecture is in honor of Vassar’s own Judith Goldstein and Anne Pike-Tay, both professors of anthropology who will retire at the end of this academic year.

Friday, April 29

Cassini 17 by Thomas Ruff

The Touch the Sky exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries through August 21. It will feature a multimedia display of images of the moon, sun, planets, and stars made by artists since the 19th century. The exhibition comprises historical works from the Art Center’s collection as well as several more contemporary works on loan; artists include Vija Celmins, Chris McCaw, Sharon Harper, David Milan, Mungo Thomson, Lisa Oppenheim, and Trevor Paglen. An opening reception will begin at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 102 Auditorium.

Saturday, April 30

The Barefoot Monkeys sixth annual Juggling and Fire Arts Convention, through May 1, will begin at 10 am in the Villard Room, College Center.

The women’s rugby team will play the University of New Haven at 11 am at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm. The men’s rugby team will play Westfield State College at 2 pm at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm. The men’s baseball team will play Union College at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s tennis team will play Hobart College at 1 pm at Walker Field House and the Joss Tennis Courts.

-Hudson River by Andrew Michael Dasburg; Caida de Aguas by Tomás Sánchez; cassini 17 by Thomas Ruff; Alice Dreger, Krista Tippett, and Radha Pandey courtesy of the subjects; Lynn Povich ’65 courtesy of Christian Steiner; Dumbarton Oaks Melisande’s Allee by Judith Tankard; Professor David Bradley ©Vassar College-John Abbott.

 

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 29, 2016