Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
David Rose Science Laboratories, Albee Hall, and Hegeman Science Hall contain the laboratories and classrooms of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing. Divisional laboratories feature nuclear detection devices, electronics and optics equipment, UV/Vis and FT-IR spectrometers, a 300-MHz multinuclear FT-NMR, a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, electrophoresis equipment, and a refrigerated centrifuge. Divisional computing facilities include micro-computers for data acquisition and analysis, and a network of RISC stations for advanced computing.
The David Rose Science Laboratories were made possible by a gift from the family of David Rose. In the wing are the Ludwig Neugarten Biology Center, the Jerome I. Feldman Physics Center, a floor devoted to chemistry, and laboratories for teaching and student research.