Upcoming Events

Hiroshima bombing survivor and former Vassar professor Tomiko Morimoto West standing at a lectern on a dark stage with the film title, Appreciation--the Tomiko Morimoto West Story.

Director/producer Michael Dwyer made this 20-minute film featuring Tomiko Morimoto West, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who taught Japanese language courses at Vassar for a decade until she retired in 1994. Both will be available for a Q&A session after the screening.

headshot of Bard philosophy professor Yarran Hominh standing outside with shrubbery in the background.

People talk a lot about freedom. But unfreedom is what faces us. A Bard College assistant professor of philosophy will describe the problem and how it might be addressed.

a drawing of a bubbling test tube with the words "National Chemistry Week"
Oct 26, 7:00 p.m.

Vassar students, along with area college and high school AP chemistry students, are invited to form teams to participate in a fun chemistry game based on the old TV show “College Bowl.”

students having lunch at the Bridge Cafe in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences
Oct 27 through Nov 17

Join us for our 20- to 30-minute lunchtime recital series by members of the Vassar College Chamber Music Program. Thursdays, October 27 and November 3, 10, & 17 at 12 noon.

A black-and-white headshot of Nick Rees-Roberts in profile.

In this lecture, Professor Nick Rees-Roberts of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, mobilizes failure as a critical tool to unpack the structural fault lines of an industry invested in the promotion of success and celebrity in which no one can afford to fail.

poet Wayne Koestenbaum seated in front of a table with abstract art works on the wall behind him.

Koestenbaum—a poet, critic, fiction-writer, artist, filmmaker, and performer—has published 22 books and received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 2020. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

headshot of poet and UMass professor Abigail Chabitnoy

Chabitnoy, a Koniag descendant (Aleut) and member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, is an award-winning writer and an Assistant Professor of English at UMass Amherst. Her works include How to Dress a Fish, which addresses the lives disrupted by the Indian boarding school policy of the U.S. government.

Ongoing Events

Oct 6, 8:00 p.m. through Oct 8

A story of sibling love that explores subjects closely linked to science. Reservations for performances on October 6, 7, and 8 can be made by emailing the box office. Campus community only, please.

Sep 22 through Oct 20

The artists’ cooperative LongReach Arts is an important part of the Hudson Valley’s cultural life. Opening reception Thursday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Sep 12, 7:00 p.m. through May 1

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health-care system that integrates physical posture, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. This virtual class is for all levels and will be held every Monday until the end of the Spring Semester.