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Vassar College Taylor Hall

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124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States

September 2017

Harvard Islamic expert to give a talk, “Islamic Education in Africa: The Past and the Present”

September 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Ousmane Oumar Kane, professor at Harvard University, will discuss "Islamic Education in Africa: The Past and the Present," on Monday, September 18, 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203. This event is free and open to the public. Kane is a scholar of Islamic studies, comparative and Islamic politics and Muslim globalization, and the author of several books, including Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa. Beyond Timbuktu, on which his public lecture will be based, chronicles the rise…

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October 2017

Artist Dawn Clements to give a talk, “Framing the Immediate Present and Other Impossibilities”

October 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Artist Dawn Clements will speak about her work in the lecture “Framing the Immediate Present and Other Impossibilities” on Monday, October 23, 5:30 pm in Taylor Hall 203 at Vassar College. This event is free and open to the public. Dawn Clements, an Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, (Providence, RI), works primarily on paper from the spaces of her immediate (often domestic) environment and from visual passages of film and video.

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September 2018

Geoffrey Hilsabeck ’03 and Elsbeth Pancrazi ’05 will be reading from their debut collections of poems.

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Two celebrated poets from Vassar will be reading from their new collections of poems. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is the author of Riddles, Etc. (2017). His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, The Believer, Seneca Review and on NPR. Elsbeth Pancrazi's first book, Full Body Pleasure Suit (2017), is a dystopian love story. Her awards include a Poets House Fellowship, artist residencies at Caldera and The Rice Place, and publication in the anthology Best New Poets 2013.…

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October 2018

Christina Sharpe, author of In The Wake, will talk on Black. Still. Life.

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Christina Sharpe will give a lecture entitled “Black. Still. Life.” on October 9th at 6:00pm in Taylor 203, Vassar College. In this lecture Sharpe will speak on “stillness” in contemporary Black life, both as an artistic term (still life, still photography, etc.) and as a term of lived experience, tracing “stillness” as it relates to and continues to be shaped by the long duration of slavery. Sharpe is Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University and author of…

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Sarah Kendzior will discuss “Information, Data, and Power in the Era of Alternative Facts”

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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What does information access and manipulation mean for the political process in the Trump Era, as the U.S. sits “at the crossroads of a damaged democracy and burgeoning autocracy?”??On October 25th, at 6:30pm in Taylor Hall 203 at Vassar College, frequent MSNBC contributor Sarah Kendzior will discuss how information and “alternative facts" shape the current political landscape and threaten democracy in the United States.??Kendzior is a journalist and expert on authoritarianism based in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author…

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Mary Ping ‘00 will speak on her work as a fashion designer and her conceptual line “Slow and Steady Wins the Race.”

October 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Mary Ping ‘00 is coming to speak at Vassar on October 30th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203. Mary is a fashion designer who has designed under her own name as well as in a more conceptual line, "Slow and Steady Wins the Race". Her work has been in a number of exhibitions, including in 2017 at MOMA. Also in 2017, "Slow and Steady Wins the Race" received Cooper Hewitt's National Design Award for Achievement in Fashion Design. She graduated…

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Mary Ping ‘00 will speak on her work as a fashion designer and her conceptual line “Slow and Steady Wins the Race.”

October 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Mary Ping ‘00 is coming to speak at Vassar on October 30th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203. Mary is a fashion designer who has designed under her own name as well as in a more conceptual line, "Slow and Steady Wins the Race". Her work has been in a number of exhibitions, including in 2017 at MOMA. Also in 2017, "Slow and Steady Wins the Race" received Cooper Hewitt's National Design Award for Achievement in Fashion Design. She graduated…

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November 2018

Join a distinguished lecture featuring Suzanne Preston Blier, “Picasso’s Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins & Creativity”

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On November 6th at 6p.m. in Taylor 203, Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, will deliver her lecture “Picasso's Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins & Creativity.” Blier served as President of the College Art Association, 2017-18. Two of her articles appeared in Art Bulletin’s Centennial Anthology of top 33 art history articles from the last century. Her publications include, most recently, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Story of the…

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Rabbi Maurice Moskowitz will discuss the role of allyship within a Jewish framework as part of the annual Dr. Maurice Sitomer lecture series.

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On November 14th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203, Rabbi Maurice Moskowitz will deliver his lecture “Allyship as Spiritual Practice.” Balancing solo and communal contributions is complex. This text based lecture will help frame conversations around allyship as obligation. How can we support visibility and amplify voices appropriately, without taking up space that belongs to others? What does communal responsibility look like when there are so many needs? Rabbi Maurice "Mike" Moskowitz, an Orthodox rabbi, is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans…

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Joanne Greenbaum, a renowned artist, will deliver a Claflin Lecture.

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On November 27th at 6:00PM in Taylor Hall, Room 203, Joanne Greenbaum will deliver a Claflin Lecture. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely, recently at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Tufts University Art Galleries at SFMA, Boston; 56 Henry, New York; VanHorne Gallery, Dusseldorf; Richard Telles, Los Angeles, and at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park; The Chinati Foundation, Marfa; PS1 MoMa, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunsthalle, Basel and Whitechapel Gallery,…

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January 2019

Sara Hendren to talk about design and disability studies as inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock ’61 Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies (1/29)

January 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Sara Hendren, artist, designer and researcher at the Olin College of Engineering, will be giving a lecture titled, “Necessary Tomorrows: Design and Disability Bending Disciplines” on January 29 at 5:30PM, Taylor Hall, Room 203. Hendren, the inaugural Anne McNiff ’61 Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary studies, frequently writes and lectures on prosthetics, disability studies, hybrid art-engineering practices, critical design, and related topics. Her work engages the human body, technology, and the politics of disability. Her work has been exhibited in the…

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February 2019

Professor Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz will explore the relationship between popular practices and customs among Jewish women in London and magic

February 14, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On February 14th at 6:15PM in Taylor Hall 203, Professor Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz will deliver her lecture “Red Threads, Amulets, and Chewing Buttons: Are Modern Jewish Women Practicing Magic?” as part of the Lawrence and Suzanne Fishman Lecture series. Professor Taylor-Guthartz's recent research on Jewish women in London revealed a wide array of practices and customs that are still being used to protect babies, remove the evil eye, and keep the angel of death far away. Can these activities be described…

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Portraits by Incarcerated Artists

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On February 20th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203, Professor Nicole Fleetwood will deliver the Claflin Lecture, “Portraits by Incarcerated Artists.” Fleetwood will discuss the various techniques incarcerated artists use to create portraits of family members, public figures, and other prisoners. Portraits by currently and formerly incarcerated people are works made by some of the most socially and politically devalued subjects who insist upon aesthetic discernment and the right to look and represent. They offer new systems of value and…

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Marta Hanson, “The Body-as-Technology in Classical Chinese Medicine”

February 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Marta Hanson will give a lecture entitled “The Body-as-Technology in Classical Chinese Medicine” on February 21, 2019 at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203. In this lecture, Hanson will explain how early modern Chinese healers maximized the instrumentalization of their bodies as a diagnostic and measuring instrument as well as a time-keeping, mnemonic, and calculating device. She will also illuminate how healers used their body-as-technology in classical Chinese medicine and how these findings reveal the range of knowledge about Heaven and…

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Sophia Narrett uses embroidery to tell stories about love and desire. (2/26)

February 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On February 26th at 6pm in Taylor Hall 203, Sophia Narrett will deliver her “Artist Lecture.” Sophia Narrett uses embroidery to tell stories about love and desire. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and a MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Museum Rijswijk, Holland; Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Jack Barrett Gallery, Paul Kasmin…

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March 2019

“Reflections on Afro-Mexico: Comments from the Career of an Historian.”

March 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On March 25th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203, Professor Ben Vinson III will deliver the Charles C. Griffin Memorial Lecture, “Reflections on Afro-Mexico: Comments from the Career of an Historian.” Ben Vinson III, the Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History and Provost and Executive Vice President at Case Western University, is a historian of colonial Latin America whose research focuses on African diaspora and Mexico. He is the author of several highly regarded books and articles on African and…

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April 2019

Ms. Romero outlines how activists can address the needs of Indigenous immigrants in the US–a constituency often neglected by state institutions in the US, Mexico, and Guatemala. (4/24)

April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On April 24th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203, Odilia Romero will deliver her lecture “Indigenous Immigrants in a Time of Intolerance.” This lecture highlights the experience and struggles of Ms. Romero, and outlines how activists can create transnational grassroots organizations to address the needs of Indigenous immigrants in the US--a constituency often neglected by state institutions in the US, Mexico, and Guatemala. As the first woman to become the General Binational Coordinator of FIOB (The Binational Front of Indigenous…

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Martin H. Crego Lecture in Economics to be delivered by Dr. Jonathan Gruber. (4/30)

April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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On April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 102, Dr. Jonathan Gruber will talk about his new book, Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, co-authored with Simon Johnson. Dr. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a key architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare. Dr. Gruber will talk about his new book. Copies of Jump-Starting America will be available for purchase before and…

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February 2020

Donald Kuspit, “The Benefit of Art According to Louise Bourgeois: ‘Art is a Guarantee of Sanity.’”

February 8 @ 5:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Feb 8, 5:30 PM Location: Taylor Hall, Room 102. Reception to follow at Loeb Art Center.

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