document.write("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eExhibition: ZAP! BAM! KAPOW! Superheroes in McCabe\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/31/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cspan id=\"docs-internal-guid-0761a2b6-27d2-9c1b-1cc0-beb697628dbd\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 14px; font-family: verdana;\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\r\n\u003cp dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 14px; background-color: transparent; font-family: verdana;\"\u003eBatman. 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. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cspan id=\"docs-internal-guid-0761a2b6-27d2-9c1b-1cc0-beb697628dbd\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 14px; font-family: verdana;\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027quattrocento sans\u0027;\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eSusan Dreher,, 610.328.7324\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eMcCabe Library : McCabe Lobby\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Exhibition poster\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Exhibition poster\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eArts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e07/27/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eBruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/30/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e7:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e5:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003eThis event recurs on a custom schedule.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eThe List Gallery, Swarthmore College, is pleased to present \u003cem\u003eBruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities\u003c/em\u003e, a survey of photographs taken by Bruce Cratsley between 1977 and 1999\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nCurated 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. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\r\nThe exhibition will be on view September 8—October 30, 2016. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nTuesday through \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eSunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe opening reception will take place in the List Gallery on Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nRon 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.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eBruce 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.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003ePrimarily 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 \u003cem\u003eThe New York Times\u003c/em\u003e, 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.”\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eBorn 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 \u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt; color: #333333;\"\u003eof Graphics and Photography at Marlborough Gallery. In 1986, he left Marlborough to devote himself full-time to his work as an artist.\u003c/span\u003e Cratsley exhibited his work at \u003cspan style=\"color: #4d4d4d;\"\u003enumerous New York galleries, including Howard Greenberg, Laurence Miller Gallery, Witkin Gallery, Yancy Richardson, and Sarah Morthland. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt; color: #333333;\"\u003eBruce Cratsley: Master of Light and Shadow\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt; color: #333333;\"\u003e,\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #4d4d4d;\"\u003e the retrospective exhibition mounted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1996, was critically acclaimed. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #333333;\"\u003eNumerous 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.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #4d4d4d;\"\u003e A monograph on the artist, \u003cem\u003eLight, Silent Shadows\u003c/em\u003e, was published by Arena Editions in 1998. He died in 1998 due to complications from AIDS.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px; color: #4d4d4d;\"\u003eWe 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.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eBetsy Hinsey,, 610-328-7811\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eLang Performing Arts Center : List Gallery,\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo black and white from photographer Bruce Cratsley\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo black and white from photographer Bruce Cratsley\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/15/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003ePhysics and Astronomy Colloquium: Scott Franklin, Rochester Institute of Technology\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e09/30/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e12:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e2:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003ePhysics and Astronomy Colloquium\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nScott Franklin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nSentiment Analysis of Student and Instructor Feedback: Gender Bias and Affective Patterns\r\nSentiment analysis is a computational linguistics tool that characterizes affective meaning, such as positive-negative tone, expressed in language data. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nIn this talk, I present two projects that use sentiment analysis to reveal subtle patterns in student and faculty feedback. First, I present a study of more than 5,500 student comments spanning over eight years of biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses and explore differences in sentiment pertaining to instructor competence, organization/presentation, personality/helpfulness, and overall satisfaction. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nOf particular interest are differences in perception conveyed toward male and female faculty, and between faculty of different disciplines. We also compare automatically extracted sentiment scores with quantitative Likert ratings that students enter alongside their comments, and report on the extent to which the quantitative and qualitative evaluations correlate. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe second project analyzes instructor feedback to student Guided Reflection Forms, weekly online reflections about challenges and setbacks students experience. Sentiment analysis supports the development of a stable basis set (rubric) to describe responses that are robust across both introductory and advanced classes. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe analysis also reveals the instructor’s subconscious use of the “praise sandwich,” instinctively embedding critiques and suggestions between specific and general encouragements. In both studies, validated, automated, sentiment analysis becomes a useful method by which to analyze large corpuses of written text.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eDepartment of Physics and Astronomy,, 610-328-8258\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eScience Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Scott Franklin\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Scott Franklin\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/30/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003e\"Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance\"\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/01/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e3:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e5:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eThe Department of Music and Dance will host a public celebration to honor Professor Sharon Freidler’s work and retirement. This event, “Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance”, will include faculty, alumni, staff, and students. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n There will be live dance, video, and the spoken word to offer a well-rounded glimpse into the numerous contributions that Sharon has made to the field of dance and to our community over the years. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nAmong the highlights: performances by four alumni of the Dance program who have gone on to distinctive international careers in the dance world; a presentation by a fifth alumna who is one of the leading dance scholars in the U.S.; and a performance by Sharon’s Dance for PD group (Parkinson Disease), accompanied by live music.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eSusan Grossi,, 610-690-2019\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eLang Performing Arts Center : LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre,\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Professor Sharon Friedler\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Professor Sharon Friedler\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, Performance, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e10/01/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eParadise Now Film Screening\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/05/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:15 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eThe Peace and Conflict Studies film series will view \"Paradise Now\" this week.  \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNablas on the West Bank, Said and Khaled, who have volunteered to be suicide bombers, receive word it will be tomorrow - the cell\u0027s first operation in two years. They\u0027re shaven and shorn, in black suits to pose as settlers in Tel Aviv for a wedding. Something goes wrong at the crossing, they\u0027re separated, and the action is postponed, long enough for renewed questioning of what they\u0027re about to do. Suha, the well-educated and well-traveled daughter of a martyr, challenges the action. She likes Said and has her own ideas. \"Under the occupation, we\u0027re already dead,\" is Khaled\u0027s analysis. Fate and God\u0027s will seem to drive Said. We must be moral, argues Suha. Can minds change?\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nFree pizza and beverages at 4:00 p.m. in the LPAC Lobby!\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAnna Everetts,, (610) 328-7750\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eLang Performing Arts Center : Cinema\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Film cover showing suicide bomber with bombs strapped to chest\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Film cover showing suicide bomber with bombs strapped to chest\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Film, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Library, Public Events, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003ePeace and Conflict Studies\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eSwarthmore Campus Community\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e10/05/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e");