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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, 9/19.

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.


Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel will discuss “Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality” at the URSI symposium, 10/1

Columbia University neuropsychiatrist Eric R. Kandel, a 2000 Nobel Prize winner for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) symposium on Saturday, October 1, at 3:45pm in the Villard Room of Main Building. The overall symposium (2:30-6:15pm in the Villard Room) showcases collaborative experiments, explorations, and critical analyses conducted by Vassar students and faculty during this past summer’s annual ten-week URSI program. All activities are free and open to the public.


Sociologist Salvador Vidal-Ortiz discusses the practice of Santería, an Afro-Cuban religious cultural practice, 2/17

Sociologist Salvador Vidal-Ortiz will present the lecture "From Racial Minorities to Sexual Minorities: Santería & the Multiply Minoritized in New York City, 2000-2005" at Vassar on Wednesday, February 17. Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 5:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, (Room 200). The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Sociology, Latin American and Latino(a) Studies, Women’s Studies, American Culture, Africana Studies, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Hispanic Studies.


Peace Week features film screening, lectures, panels, and a peace vigil, 9/21-25

The Women's Studies Program at Vassar College has organized "Peace Week" (9/21-25) in celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 21, in order to bring attention to peace activism around the world and in the Hudson Valley and Vassar communities. Among the speakers will be Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Gini Reticker and Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, recipient of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award All the events are free and open to the public.

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