Vassar College

Convocation

Fall 2012 Convocation

Welcome:

Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College

Convocation Address:

John H. Long, Jr.
Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science

"Chasing Our Tale: Remembrance of (Evolutionary) Things Past"

September 12, 2012
3:30pm
The Chapel

Spring 2012 Convocation

April 28, 2012

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Address
The Accidental Professor
Stephen R. Rock, Professor of Political Science

Fall 2011 Convocation

September 7, 2011

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Address
The Character of American Sunlight
Rebecca Edwards, Eloise Ellery Professor of History
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Spring 2011 Convocation

April 27, 2011

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Address
Becoming Prairie
Jonathan Chenette, Professor of Music and Dean of the Faculty

Fall 2010 Convocation

September 1, 2010

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks
Mat Leonard, ’11, president, V.S.A.
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Address
Statuesque
Eve D'Ambra, Professor of Art
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Spring 2010 Convocation

April 28, 2010

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks and Presentation of the 2010 Banner to the President of the Senior Class
Lee Zalben ’95
Selina Isobel Strasburger, president, Class of 2010
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Remarks and Passing of the Gavel
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Mat Leonard, president-elect, V.S.A.
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Convocation Address
Notes from Neverland
Kenneth R. Livingston
Professor of Psychology
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Fall 2009 Convocation

September 2, 2009

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks
Caitlin Ashton Ly, ’10, president, V.S.A.
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Address
The Local
Jeffrey R. Walker, Professor of Earth Science
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Spring 2009 Convocation

April 29, 2009

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks and Presentation of the 2009 Banner to the President of the Senior Class
Bronwen Pardes ’95
Luis Gabriel Hoyos, president, Class of 2009
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Remarks
James A. Kelly, President, V.S.A.
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Far From Algeria
Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck, Pittsburgh Endowment Professor of French
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Fall 2008 Convocation

September 5, 2008

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks
James A. Kelly ’09, president, V.S.A.
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Address
Robert K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations
Sea Change
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Spring 2008 Convocation

April 30, 2008

Welcome
Catharine Bond Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks
Sam Charner ’08, president, V.S.A.
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Convocation Address
Sitting on a Bench
Ronald A. Sharp, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English
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Fall 2007 Convocation

September 5, 2007

Welcome
Catharine Bond Hill, president, Vassar College
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Remarks
Sam Charner, ’08, president, V.S.A.
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Convocation Address
Serendipity and Circumstance in the Shaping of a Career
Lucy Lewis Johnson, Professor of Anthropology
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