Vassar College

Convocation

Fall 2016 Convocation

September 7, 2016
3:30pm
Vassar Chapel

“Athena, Economics, and Feathers”
Catharine Hill, President Emerita

Vassar returned to a model of having only one convocation per year, in the fall.

Fall 2015 Convocation

September 9, 2015
Address:
Then and Now: The Memory and Memorial of a Roman Girl
John Bertrand Lott, Professor of Greek and Roman Studies on the Matthew Vassar, Jr. Chair and Chair of Greek and Roman Studies

Spring 2015 Convocation

May 6, 2015
Address:
256 Shades of Grey
Kathleen Susman, Professor of Biology on the Jacob P. Giraud, Jr. Chair of Natural History

Fall 2014 Convocation

September 10, 2014
Address:
Life’s Twists and Turns
Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair

Spring 2014 Convocation

April 30, 2014
Address:
The Art of Choosing
Patricia Wallace, Professor of English on the Mary Augusta Scott Chair

Fall 2013 Convocation

September 10, 2014
Address:
Life’s Twists and Turns
Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair

Spring 2013 Convocation

May 1, 2013
Address:
There and Back Again: A Professor’s Tale
Anne Pike-Tay, Professor of Anthropology

Fall 2012 Convocation

September 12, 2012
Address:
“Chasing Our Tale: Remembrance of (Evolutionary) Things Past”
John H. Long, Jr., Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science

Spring 2012 Convocation

April 28, 2012
Address
The Accidental Professor
Stephen R. Rock, Professor of Political Science

Fall 2011 Convocation

September 7, 2011
Address
The Character of American Sunlight
Rebecca Edwards, Eloise Ellery Professor of History

Spring 2011 Convocation

April 27, 2011
Address
Becoming Prairie
Jonathan Chenette, Professor of Music and Dean of the Faculty

Fall 2010 Convocation

September 1, 2010
Address
Statuesque
Eve D'Ambra, Professor of Art

Spring 2010 Convocation

April 28, 2010
Address
Notes from Neverland
Kenneth R. Livingston, Professor of Psychology

Fall 2009 Convocation

September 2, 2009
Address
The Local
Jeffrey R. Walker, Professor of Earth Science

Spring 2009 Convocation

April 29, 2009
Address
Far From Algeria
Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck, Pittsburgh Endowment Professor of French

Fall 2008 Convocation

September 3, 2008
Address
Sea Change
Robert K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations

Spring 2008 Convocation

April 30, 2008
Address
Sitting on a Bench
Ronald A. Sharp, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English

Fall 2007 Convocation

September 5, 2007
Address
Serendipity and Circumstance in the Shaping of a Career
Lucy Lewis Johnson, Professor of Anthropology
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