Jul. 19, 2017
Classes in acting, voice, and movement, workshops and tech sessions, rehearsals and performances—for apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, it’s nonstop during their 39-day theater intensive on the Vassar campus. Follow apprentice Rachel Altemose ’19 for a day to get a taste of the acting life.
Jul. 14, 2017
Take a brief video tour of Eastern California geological formations starting at Zabriskie Point and ending at Rainbow Basin. The video, with awesome drone footage, was taken during a spring break study trip with students in Jeff Walker’s “Volcanoes and Civilization” class and Kirsten Menking’s “Geomorphology” class.
Jul. 5, 2017
This spring, more than 500 Vassar alumnae/i visited the stunning Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in DC for a panel discussion and after-hours tour. Chief Curator Jacquelyn Serwer P’05, and Public Affairs Specialist Fleur Paysour ’72 take us inside the wildly popular new museum.
Jun. 22, 2017
Even before she came to Vassar five years ago, Richa Gautam ’16 knew she wanted to pursue an academic career in psychology. But rather than going straight to graduate school, Gautam is gaining valuable experience at Cornell University’s biomedical research unit at Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York City.
Jun. 14, 2017
As part of its suicide intervention strategy, the Veterans Administration now has Suicide Prevention Coordinators at all VA Medical Centers and large outpatient facilities. Clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinstein ’96 is the coordinator at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System, based in Montrose, NY.
May. 17, 2017
Elise Shea ’19 had a great idea: connect Arabic-speaking refugees with Arabic language learners via Skype. The pilot project launched last fall under the auspices of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance. Winning a $10,000 Genius Award from OZY magazine will help Shea to take the project to the next level.
May. 17, 2017
The historic Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory underwent a major renovation and was recently unveiled as a new a hub for mixed-income housing, small culinary businesses, visual arts, and social venture—all part of a revitalization effort in downtown Poughkeepsie led by Elizabeth Druback-Celaya ’02.