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  • Sharples: 7:30am-9:30am, 10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-8:00pm more
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  • Lamb-Miller Field House: 8:30am-10:00pm more
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  • Other Athletic Facilities: more info


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11:13pm, 5:44am, 6:17am, 6:47am, 7:17am

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OneCard Resources

  • Exhibition: ZAP! BAM! KAPOW! Superheroes in McCabe (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby

    Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. These iconic comic book characters and members of the Justice League now live permanently in McCabe Library along with hundreds of their friends and enemies. McCabe’s comic collection contains over 6,000 comics donated by Richard A. Lamb ‘88 to share his love of comics and graphic novels with current students. This exhibition showcases the collection’s most prominent characters alongside a few of their greatest villains.

  • Lu Xun: 1930s Woodcuts from Shanghai (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Library, Cratsley Lounge


    An Exhibition on the Eightieth Anniversary of Lu Xun’s Death
    (September 25, 1881 - October 19, 1936)

    Lu Xun 魯迅 (or Lu Hsün, pen name of Zhou Shuren 周樹人) is arguably considered the greatest and most influential writer in 20th-century China. He is the “father” of modern Chinese literature and his 26 vernacular short stories (1918-1925) launched a cultural movement with incisive criticisms again China’s thousand-year tradition, thus bringing Chinese literature into the modern era. As one of the founders of the “Modern Woodcut Movement” Lu Xun passionately promoted the art form in the early 1930s in Shanghai, and thereafter to the whole country. The 17 reproduction prints on display are representative of a small fraction of his work.

  • Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line (View)
    When: All Day
    Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line
  • Public Installation: COP21 in Paris (View)
    When: All Day
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0

    The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Studies are hosting a series of events before and after the 22nd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (or COP22) in Marrakesh, Morrocco this November 5th-19th.

    Please stop by the COP21 Exhibit in McCabe Library's first floor reading/coffee room and around the corner on the wall facing the train station. This exhibit showcases the experiences of Swat Delegates who attended COP21 in Paris.

    Swarthmore College has sent students and faculty as observer delegates to the international climate change meetings since 2012 in Warsaw. The 21st Conference last year in Paris was particularly important because nations agreed on a binding agreement to limit carbon emissions.

    Our goal is to build more of a campus awareness and interest for these meetings of global importance. Only a small delegation from Swarthmore attends each year, but climate change is an issue that affects us all.

    Other events in this series: -Climate Change and Vulnerable Populations Panel Discussion (Wed., Oct. 19th, Scheuer Room, 7-8:30 pm) -COP22: Informative Graphics, Live Skyping, and Blogging (Nov. 5-19th, Eldridge Commons) -Conversation with the COP22 Delegation (Wed., Nov. 30th, Scheuer Room, 7-8:30 pm)
  • Google at Swarthmore: Google Keep (To-Do Lists) (View)
    When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Computer Lab
    Keeping track of what you need to do is crucial.  Time is short.  Get organized using Google Keep, a handy and shareable list-making tool that is available to you here at Swarthmore.  You will learn how to create and manage lists, share lists, include URLs, and some other tips and tricks from Joel F. W. Price '00.  There will be time for questions built into this session.
  • Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities (View)
    When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - List Gallery

    The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, is pleased to present Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities, a survey of photographs taken by Bruce Cratsley between 1977 and 1999.

    Curated by List Gallery director Andrea Packard and Ron Tarver, Instructor of Art at Swarthmore College, the exhibition presents more than 35 masterworks from Cratsley’s varied bodies of work, including still-lifes, portraits, images of fine art, street scenes, and celebrations of gay and lesbian culture.

    The exhibition will be on view September 8—October 30, 2016.
    Tuesday through 
    Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    The opening reception will take place in the List Gallery on Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Ron Tarver, winner of both a Pew Fellowship and Pulitzer Prize for photography, will deliver a lecture titled “Bruce Cratsley’s Inspirations and Legacy” immediately before the opening reception. The lecture will take place in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

    Bruce Cratsley’s black-and-white photographs distill formal and and conceptual lessons from many of the artists he admired, including seminal photographers such such as André Kertesz, Eugene Atget, Diane Arbus, W. Eugene Smith, and, most of all, his teacher, Lisette Model, with whom he studied at the New School for Social Research in New York in the early 1970s. Model described Cratsley as “a poet with a camera” and encouraged him to photograph figures and ordinary objects with both the immediacy of a snapshot and a formal rigor that conveys timeless beauty. His diverse bodies of work reflect his profound engagement with art, architecture, and the surreal contrasts and ephemeral visual encounters he experienced in New York City, where he lived and worked. Swarthmore’s survey exhibition presents a range of Cratsley’s subjects from his nuanced still-lifes and the windblown tendrils of flowering trees to experiences living and working with AIDS during the late 1980s and 1990s.

    Primarily using a twin lens medium format Rolleifllex camera and printing his photographs in a square format, Cratsley found ways to relate precise details, texture, and imagery to abstracted geometries of light and shadow. He used velvety blacks, elegant calligraphic lines, and dazzling washes of light to abstract his subjects, questioning fixed assumptions or viewpoints, and imbuing his imagery with mystery and yearning. As the artist wrote “Often I photograph the unseen, things which are not there—sensations and mysteries. There is a presence in absence. My camera work is alchemical, creating a visual poetry of heart, idea, and spirit.” Reviewing Cratsley’s 1996 Brooklyn Museum retrospective in The New York Times, Holland Carter concluded: “whether Mr. Cratsley is setting up a surreal play of glinting reflective surfaces or picking his subjects out from velvety penumbral darkness like jewels on a cushion, the combination of elegance and evanescence that results is his signature.”

    Born in 1944, Cratsley grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966. He began studying with Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research in 1972. For more than a decade, he developed his aesthetic as a curator and gallerist, ultimately serving as director of Graphics and Photography at Marlborough Gallery. In 1986, he left Marlborough to devote himself full-time to his work as an artist. Cratsley exhibited his work at numerous New York galleries, including Howard Greenberg, Laurence Miller Gallery, Witkin Gallery, Yancy Richardson, and Sarah Morthland. Bruce Cratsley: Master of Light and Shadow, the retrospective exhibition mounted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1996, was critically acclaimed. Numerous private and institutional collections acquired his work, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris; Yale University Library; Harvard’s Fogg Museum; and New York Public Library. A monograph on the artist, Light, Silent Shadows, was published by Arena Editions in 1998. He died in 1998 due to complications from AIDS.

    We are grateful to Arlette Kayafas, Gus Kayafas and Lee Wormald at Gallery Kayafas, Boston and to the family of Bruce Cratsley for loaning works to this exhibition.  Additional support for the exhibition was provided by the Marjorie Hielman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art, Swarthmore College.


  • Beginner Pilates with Cathy (View)
    When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0 - The Matchbox - Tarble Commons
    Pilates is a progressive system of exercises designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance both mind and body. Benefits include increased core strength, better posture and balance skills, more physical and mental energy, and improved sports performance. This class will include modifications for each exercise to support/challenge all fitness levels. All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • Intermediate Pilates with Cathy (View)
    When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0 - The Matchbox - Tarble Commons
    Pilates is a progressive system of exercises designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance both mind and body. Benefits include increased core strength, better posture and balance skills, more physical and mental energy, and improved sports performance. For more experienced Pilates students. This class could also be appropriate for those with Yoga, Martial Arts, Dance or Athletic training.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Queer Israel/Palestine
    Queer Israel/Palestine (View)
    When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Where: Kohlberg 0 0 - Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
    Aeyal Gross is Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University in Israel. 
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