Aug. 15, 2017
Working under the auspices of Vassar’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute, George Whiteside ’18 and Dylan Horowitz ‘19 adapted an impulsivity test so that it can be administered not only on smart phones but also on smart watches and voice-activated virtual assistant devices such as Google Assistant.
Jul. 31, 2017
Under the auspices of Vassar’s Ford Scholars program, Gabriela Mandeville ’19 and Hispanic Studies Prof. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert traveled to St. Lucia and Dominica to talk to forest rangers, government officials, and others responsible for protecting the Amazon parrots that have made a comeback from the brink of extinction.
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.