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Annual symposium for Undergraduate Research Summer Institute to include address by Cal-Berkeley computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou, on September 25, 2013

The annual URSI symposium will be September 25 from 3:00-6:45pm in the Villard Room, beginning with oral presentations by five of this summer’s student researchers. At 4:15 computer scientist and keynoter Christos H. Papadimitriou will discuss “Computational Insights and the Theory of Evolution”, immediately followed by a gallery of student poster presentations on the all of the 2013 URSI projects.


Summer Project Helps Rewrite History of “Cannibalistic” Tribe

As part of an URSI and Ford Scholar summer project, Vassar anthropology professor April Beisaw and two students visited several museums in hopes of unraveling a centuries-old mystery about a tribe of Native Americans described by settlers as giant cannibalistic warriors. Legend has it that the tribe that lived in what is now Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 16th and 17th centuries even massacred a neighboring tribe, but the group has found evidence to the contrary.

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Trustee Christianna Wood to discuss institutional investing, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vassar trustee and alumna Christianna Wood is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, who has over thirty years of experience managing institutional capital on a global basis. On Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 pm in the Villard Room she will discuss her background and duties as an institutional investor, her experience with divestment initiatives, industry theory on efficient portfolios, and a view of responsible investing for the future.


Feminist icon and Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem to mark publication’s 40th anniversary with talk in the Vassar Chapel, on September 19, 2012.

Writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem will mark the publication’s 40th anniversary with a talk in the Vassar Chapel on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00pm, followed by a question-and-answer session. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Women’s Studies program. No reservations. First come, first seated.

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