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Theater 24-7: A Day with a Powerhouse Apprentice

Classes in acting, voice, and movement, workshops and tech sessions, rehearsals and performances—for apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, it’s nonstop during their 39-day theater intensive on the Vassar campus. Follow apprentice Rachel Altemose ’19 for a day to get a taste of the acting life.

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Posted 07/19/2017

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Julia Baker ‘16: Scientific Program Analyst at National Institutes of Health

As a scientific program analyst at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Julia Baker ’16 gained insight into how the funding review process contributes to scientific advances.

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Posted 06/19/2017

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One Year Out: Yasmine Abbey ’16, Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute

Yasmine Abbey ’16 is a member of a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute who are testing the effectiveness of various antibodies in combating certain kinds of cancer.

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Posted 06/09/2017

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Embodying American Rituals: A Senior Project by Grace Gregory

For her senior project in American Studies, Grace Gregory ’17 chronicled six uniquely American experiences over a 14-week span, starting with a baseball game at Dodger Stadium.

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Posted 06/09/2017

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One Year Out: Hot Times in the Old Town, Nick Vargish ’16 Goes to Washington

An international studies and Arabic major from Tacoma, WA, Nick Vargish ’16 finds himself, one year out of Vassar, in the midst of the political fray as a staff assistant in the office of Congressman Denny Heck, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Posted 06/09/2017

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Vassar’s 153rd Commencement

Vassar’s campus was a flurry of activity for the 153rd Commencement ceremony, pre-Commencement programs, and academic celebrations that took place Memorial Day weekend.

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Posted 06/06/2017

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Conversations Unbound: Connecting Arabic-Speaking Refugees with Language Learners

Elise Shea ’18 had a great idea: connect Arabic-speaking refugees with Arabic language learners via Skype. The pilot project launched last fall under the auspices of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance. Winning a ,000 Genius Award from OZY magazine will help Shea to take the project to the next level.

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Posted 05/23/2017

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Exploring the Venetian Ghetto

Professor of Religion Marc Epstein and students in his course, Venice, the Jews, and the World, spent Spring Break exploring the Venetian Ghetto where Jews were required to live from 1516 until 1797 when they were liberated by Napoleon’s army.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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A Look Inside Students’ Houses

Vassar has nine traditional residence halls, one cooperative, and three apartment complexes (senior housing). Take a look inside with Vassar students as your guides.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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One Year Out: Sarah Muskin ’16 - AmeriCorps Volunteer

Sarah Muskin ’16, who majored in Environmental Studies, spent her first year out as an AmeriCorps volunteer monitoring the water quality of streams in California and overseeing environmental education programs in Nevada.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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One Year Out: Emma Roellke ’16 - Post-Baccalaureate Researcher in Psychology

Emma Roellke ’16 didn’t decide until junior year that she wanted to become a doctor, but she says she has no regrets about the trajectory of her Vassar career. She has spent her first year out as a post-baccalaureate researcher.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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Getting a Jump on Research

Even before his first day of classes as a Vassar freshman, Corey DeLay ’20 is doing real research under the guidance of bio prof Kelli Duncan, studying the neurochemistry and anatomy of finches that have undergone traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Posted 08/08/2016

URSI: Meet “Landro” and “Tadro,” Evolving Robots

Part of an ongoing robotics project funded through a million grant from the National Science Foundation, two student-faculty teams are experimenting with “Landro” and “Tadro,” autonomous, evolving robots.

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Posted 08/08/2016

URSI: The Psychological Science behind Social Networks

Why do people become friends with one another, and when it comes to personality traits, do birds of a feather really flock together? This Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) project aims to find out.

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Posted 07/27/2016

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