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On Campus - October 2018 Preview

Tuesday, October 9

Henry Moore, Mer de Glace

Past Time: Geology in European and American Art will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through December 9. The exhibition will include sketches and studies by European and American artists from the 1770s through the 1890s, including Frederic Edwin Church, Asher Brown Durand, John Singer Sargent, J. M. W. Turner, and Joseph Wright, who were engaged in scientific investigation of our planet Earth.

The 12th annual CHINA Town Hall will take place at 5:30pm in the Villard Room in Main Building. The event will feature local speaker Nat Ahrens ’97, a Vassar alum in Asian studies, as well as a webcast of former secretary of state and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice.

Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe, Professor at York University, will be delivering her lecture “In the Wake” in Taylor Hall 203 at 6:00pm. Sharpe’s work examines the way contemporary black lives are shaped and “swept up” by the afterlives of slavery, while looking to artistic production and consciousness for a way forward.

Wednesday, October 10

Kathryn Lofton

The annual Frederic C. Wood Lecture is being given by Kathryn Lofton of Yale University at 5:30pm in the Taylor Hall 20.

Ninotte Lubin, CPM, will give a lecture on her work as a certified professional midwife in Haiti and the development of her community-run health and childbirth clinic. The lecture will take place in Rockefeller Hall 200 at 5:30pm with a light reception following.

The women’s volleyball team will play Bard College at 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.

Thursday, October 11

The LGBTQ Center will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Villard Room in Main Building at 4:00pm.

Friday, October 12

The women’s soccer team will play Clarkson University at 4:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

Saturday, October 13

The women’s rugby team will play Bowdoin College on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm at noon. The women’s soccer team will play St. Lawrence University at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

Sunday, October 14

The women’s rugby team will play Bowdoin College on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm at noon. The women’s soccer team will play St. Lawrence University at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

The field-hockey team will play Union College at 1:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.

Friday, October 19

The field-hockey team will play the University of Rochester at 4:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.

Saturday, October 20

The swimming teams will compete against Brandeis University at 1:00pm in the Walker Field House Kresge Pool. The men’s soccer team will play Hobart College at 2:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

Sunday, October 21

The women’s rugby team will play the Division Quarterfinal at 11:00am on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm. The men’s rugby team will play the Division Quarterfinal at 2:00pm on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Tuesday, October 23

Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, will present a lecture and demonstration on walking meditation as a practice of going "inward for strength and outward for engagement," at 5:30pm in the Villard Room, Main Building. Schaper is Senior Minister for Judson Memorial Church in New York City, as well as a educator, writer, speaker, teacher, activist, and author of 31 published books, including Labyrinths from the Outside In: Walking to Spiritual Insight (with Rev. Dr. Carole Ann Camp). She has worked as a chaplain at Yale University and is currently a partner chaplain at New York University's Global Spiritual Life Center. Her visit is part of Labyrinth Week, Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26. During this time, a canvas labyrinth for walking meditation will be available in the Villard Room and open to all. Sponsored by the Engaged Pluralism Initiative's Capacity Building Working Group, the Carolyn Grant Committee, and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices.

The Vassar College Chemistry Department will hold the Chemistry College Bowl, a competition between local-area college and high school AP students, at 6:00pm in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences North Atrium.

Wednesday, October 24

The men’s soccer team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 3:30pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

Dr. Robert Ku will be delivering the lecture “Is That Kimchi in My Taco? A Vision of Korean American Food in One Bite” at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 200. In the lecture, Dr. Ku will examine the transformation of Korean food from Korean American “quotidien fare” to international fad and the cultural and political factors that shaped this.

Thursday, October 25

James Schamus will present the lecture “What’s the Matter with Republicans?: Fake News, Nationalism, and the Aesthetic in John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” at 5:00pm in Sanders Classroom Spitzer Auditorium.

Miranda Cornell ’19, Samantha Leftt ’19, and Kaitlin Prado ’19 will be presenting their senior project, a production of Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at 8:00pm in the Powerhouse Theater’s Black Box Theater. Reservations are required.

Saturday, October 27

The swimming alumni meet will take place at 10:00am at the Walker Field House Kresge Pool All Lanes/Diving Well. The women’s volleyball team will play New Rochelle at 2:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium. The women’s soccer team will play Ithaca College at 2:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field. The women’s basketball team will scrimmage against Stevens Tech at 2:00pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gym.

Palo Seco Flamenco Company

A Palo Seco Flamenco Company will be performing at 8:00pm in Skinner Hall’s Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

Sunday, October 28 

The Faculty and Guest Recital, titled Shouldering the Dead, will take place at 3:00pm in Skinner Hall’s Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

Monday, October 29

Nirmala Erevelles, Professor of Education at the University of Alabama, will present the lecture “Scenes of Subjection: The Intersections of Race and Disability in the Carceral State” at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203. The lecture is part of the series Social Justice in Question.

Tuesday, October 30

The men’s soccer team will play the Liberty League Championships at 11:00am on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field. The women’s soccer team will play the Liberty League Championships at 3:00pm on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

Wednesday, October 31

The field-hockey team will play in the Liberty League Championship at 10:00am on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.           

The faculty panel for the Past Time exhibition will take place at 4:00pm in the Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium.

-Photo of Henry Moore Mer de Glace, 1856, courtesy of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Christina Sharpe, and Kathryn Lofton courtesy of the subjects; Palo Seco Flamenco Company by Durst Breneiser.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, September 27, 2018