Jacob Neusner is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism, a senior scholar at the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, and a Bard Center Fellow. An internationally renowned scholar of religion, he has written or edited hundreds of books, including Theology of the Oral Torah (1998) and Theology of the Halakhah (2001). His awards include 10 honorary degrees, 14 academic medals and prizes, and several prestigious fellowships.
06-27-2014: Bard College “flipped the switch” on a new solar installation donated by the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ in a special dedication ceremony on Tuesday, June 24. The 9kW solar installation was funded by a $35,000 donation from the Sun Club. The Sun Club is a unique program enabling Green Mountain Energy Company’s residential customers and employees, including many in the Dutchess County area, to donate solar technology to nonprofits like Bard. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2585
06-18-2014: Bard College announces the appointment of Wilmot James, notable South African Member of Parliament and academic, as Senior Visiting Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. James will be in residence at the College from April 2 to 12, 2015, and will offer a series of lectures on topics ranging from evolution, ethical considerations in the use of genetic information, and South African politics and history. He will also work with the Hannah Arendt Center to host a dynamic weeklong working group on current politics in South Africa. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2583
06-18-2014: People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time, according to research by Bard biologist Felicia Keesing and colleagues. The new study, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by scientists at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2584
05-07-2014: The loss of large mammals from African savannas can have unexpected and often undesirable consequences for the people and livestock that depend on them, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience. Scientists from Bard College and the University of California, Davis, experimentally removed large grazing mammals from plots of savanna land in Kenya where both livestock and wildlife are abundant. That removal set in motion a cascade of consequences. “The results of this long-term study show that preserving large mammals in African savannas can be a win-win for conservation and for human welfare,” says lead author Felicia Keesing, a biology professor at Bard. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2570
05-07-2014: Judy Pfaff, acclaimed artist, Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts, and codirector of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College, has won the International Sculpture Center (ISC) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. ISC awarded two world-renowned sculptors, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard, with the award. Pfaff will be presented with the award at the 23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration later this spring in New York City. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2571
05-02-2014: Ellen Driscoll, distinguished artist and professor of studio arts at Bard College, is the winner of a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. Driscoll is one of five artists to win this year’s award. The prize of $7,500 is given to artists to honor exceptional accomplishment and to encourage creative work. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2566