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On Campus - October 2017 Preview

Sanguine Mood from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc.

Friday, October 6

An exhibition of the work of abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler will make its only Northeast stop at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation will be on display through December 10.

Saturday, October 7

The women’s field hockey team will play William Smith College at 1:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s soccer team will play Skidmore College at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s volleyball team will play Union College at 4:00pm in the Kenyon Hall gymnasium.

Sunday, October 8

The men’s rugby team will play Bard College at 11:00am at the Vassar Farm rugby field, followed by the women’s rugby team, which will play the University at Albany at 2:00pm.

Friday, October 13

The men’s soccer team will play Clarkson University at 4:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Saturday, October 14

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host their Alumni Meet at 10:00am at the Walker Field House Kresge Pool. The men’s soccer team will play St. Lawrence University at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Sunday, October 15

The women’s field hockey team will play St. Lawrence University at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Tuesday, October 17

Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will give a lecture at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, room 203. “Disability and the American Girl Brand” will explore the representation of disability in the American Girl contemporary line through an analysis of books and doll accessories.

A series of panel conversations between Vassar College professors and visiting professors will take place at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300, in light of the recent incidents in Charlottesville, VA. “History and Memory after Charlottesville” will consider the ways in which the United States and other countries are dealing with or are failing to address past injustices, wars, and conflicts. There will be an open Q&A session to follow.

Wednesday, October 18

Poet Irena Klepfisz will do a reading at 4:30pm in Taylor Hall, room 203.

The Hudson Valley InfoSec Group will host a community gathering at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300, for those who work in information technology or who are interested in current cybersecurity concerns.

Friday, October 20

The women’s field hockey team will play Ithaca College at 4:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Saturday, October 21

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against Brandeis University at the Walker Field House Kresge Pool. The women’s soccer team will play William Smith College at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s rugby team will play SUNY New Paltz at 11:00am at the Vassar Farm rugby field.

Monday, October 23

Artist Dawn Clements will deliver this year’s Claflin Lecture at 5:15pm in Taylor Hall, room 203. Clements is a contemporary artist whose primary mediums are sumi ink and ballpoint pen. 

Wednesday, October 25

Amitav Ghosh, acclaimed Indian novelist and author of The Great Derangement, will deliver the Asian Studies Program’s annual Gandhi Lecture at 5:30pm in the College Center Villard Room. The lecture is titled “Chasing the Dragon: Traveling the Opium Route to Qing China.”

William A. Jacobson, Cornell Law School professor and author of Legal Insurrection, will give a lecture at 7:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300, which will address misconceptions about hate speech and advocate for the First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

The women’s soccer team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 4:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against Bard College at 6:00pm at the Walker Field House Kresge Pool. The women’s field hockey team will play the University of Scranton at 7:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s volleyball team will play SUNY New Paltz at 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall gymnasium.

Thursday, October 26

Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University, will give a lecture titled “Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet” at 6:00pm in the Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium, room 212. The lecture will discuss the near-extinction of amphibians, routed through Thoreau’s sound portrait of the bullfrog in Walden, and his sound portrait of Native Americans in The Maine Woods.

Sean Hemmerle, Contact Press Images photographer and regular contributor to Time, New York, and Metropolis magazines, will give a lecture about his book of portraits from Afghanistan and Iraq at 6:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300. There will be a book signing following the lecture.

Friday, October 27

Thomas Sauer

A faculty recital featuring Danielle Farina, viola, and Thomas Sauer, piano, will begin at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The recital will feature Hans Werner Henze’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, Kenji Bunch’s Suite for Viola and Piano, and Paul Hindemith’s Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 for Viola and Piano.

Saturday, October 28

The Halloween 5K Fun Run will begin at 11:00am at the Outdoor Space Residential Quad. The Fun Run is free and open to all campus and off-campus community members.

Rachel Rosales

There will be a multimedia evening dedicated to the art of World War I, titled “Remembering the Great War: Songs, Poetry, and Images of WWI,” at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. There will be faculty performances by Miriam Charney, piano; Drew Minter, narrator; Rachel Rosales and Susan Botti, sopranos; and James Ruff, tenor as well as guest artists Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone; Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; and Allison Voth, piano.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the Liberty League Championships at 8:00am at the Vassar Farm. The women’s volleyball team will host a tri-match at 11:00am in the Kenyon Hall gymnasium. The women’s field hockey team will play SUNY New Paltz at 1:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s soccer team will play Ithaca College at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Monday, October 30

Steven Cook ’90, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will give a lecture based on his book False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East at 6:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300. The lecture will discuss why the recent Arab uprisings failed and have led to more repression and conflict, and the role that the United States can and should play in the Middle East.

Vidya Shah, expert in and performer of classical and traditional South Asian music, will perform at 6:00pm in the College Center Villard Room.

-Thomas Sauer ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe; Sanguine Mood from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. /Artists Rights Society, New York /San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Rachel Rosales ©Vassar College-Buck Lewis.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 2, 2017