Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

Bard College Catalogue 2017-18


Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Awards

Awards are given to Bard students in open competition, irrespective of financial need. The awards carry various stipends.

Book Awards for Excellence in Language Learning  Awarded to one student from each foreign language program taught at the College, upon the nomination of the faculty in each language program; based on effective language learning, growth and improvement over the course of study, enthusiasm, diligence, commitment, and leadership in the classroom

Rachel Carson Award  An award given each year to a Bard Center for Environmental Policy student whose thesis both demonstrates the highest  quality of research and is most likely to have an impact on policy

CINOA Award for Outstanding Dissertation  Established by the American members of CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art), this award is given to a doctoral student at the Bard Graduate Center for the most outstanding dissertation.

Class of 1969 Award  An annual award given to a junior or senior who, in the judgment of the faculty and the dean of the college, has demonstrated a commitment to justice, peace, and social equity through scholarly pursuits, community involvement, and personal example

Community Action Awards  Awards given to deserving students to pursue internships in their chosen field or area of interest related to civic engagement 

Alice P. Doyle Award in Environmental Studies  An award given annually to a student who shows outstanding potential in the field of environmental studies, particularly in exploring the social dimensions of environmental issues

Naomi Bellinson Feldman ’53 Internship Award  Given yearly to support a student internship, preferably related to music or social sciences

William Frauenfelder Award  An award established in honor of William Frauenfelder, beloved professor of modern languages and literature for more than 30 years, and given to a sophomore or junior excelling in the study of one or more foreign languages

Jean French Travel Award  An award given annually to a rising senior or seniors for travel in the service of the Senior Project

Harold Griffiths ’31 Award in Chemistry  An award given in memory of Harold Griffiths ’31, through the generosity of his widow, Ethel S. Griffiths, to a deserving third-year student who, according to the faculty of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, demonstrates excellence in chemistry and outstanding potential 

Jerome Hill Award  An award given in memory of Jerome Hill to a senior for exceptional service to the Film and Electronic Arts Program

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Dissertation Writing Award  Inaugurated in 2015, this award is given to a Bard Graduate Center doctoral student working on a dissertation in American art and material culture.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts Award  Established by the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation Institute for the Arts of the Americas and awarded to a Bard Graduate Center student for the best qualifying paper in American art and material culture

Alexander Hirschhorn Klebanoff ’05 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art History  Awarded to a student whose Senior Project demonstrates extensive scholarship and daring originality. The student should also demonstrate a commitment to art and artists in and around Bard College and show both a deep appreciation and diversified understanding of art history.

Reamer Kline Award  An award given anonymously by an alumnus of the college to deserving students who, in the judgment of the president, best perpetuate the high ideals, devotion, and energetic involvement in the life and work of the College exemplified by Dr. Kline during his 14 years as president of Bard

Robert Koblitz Human Rights Award  An award established in 1987 by Bard alumni/ae who are former students of Robert Koblitz, professor emeritus of political studies, in his name and honor, and awarded annually to a member of the Bard community—student, faculty, administration, or staff—whose work demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to democracy

Aldo Leopold Award  An award given to a Bard Center for Environmental Policy student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the community

L. Hunter Lovins Award  Given each year to the Bard MBA in Sustainability student (or students) whose Capstone Project demonstrates the highest quality of execution and is most likely to have an impact on business sustainability

Natalie Lunn Award  Awarded in honor of Natalie Lunn, Bard’s technical theater director from 1972 to 1999: an internship at Bard SummerScape and an award to pursue a technical theater internship at a professional company of the student’s choice

Jane Emily Lytle and Almon W. Lytle II Senior Project Research Award  An award given to one or more seniors who have moderated in American studies, historical studies, or environmental and urban studies to provide support for Senior Project research, including travel, materials, books, and conference fees

Nancy Mathews ’64 Internship Award  An award given to a graduate student undertaking an internship in a nonprofit organization in the Hudson Valley

Larry McLeod Award in Jazz  An award established by the family and friends of Larry McLeod and given annually to a student who has done much to keep the sound of jazz going at Bard

Adolfas Mekas Award  Awarded for exceptional scriptwriting by a senior film student

Kimberly Moore ’92 and Frederick Baker ’92 Senior Project Art Award  An award given annually to a talented and deserving junior studio arts major to support his or her Senior Project

Shelley Morgan Award  An award given to faculty, staff, or students who display the qualities of leadership, compassion, commitment, and dedication to the Bard community

Elizabeth Murray and Sol Lewitt Studio Arts Award  An award given annually to two deserving seniors whose work exemplifies dedication, commitment, and integrity

Natural Philosophy Award  An award established by Andrew Choung ’94 and given to a moderated student pursuing a substantial combination of studies in both the natural and social sciences, reflecting the spirit of a Renaissance education

Sidney Peterson Award  An award given to a senior for exceptional service in the spirit of the late experimental filmmaker

Photography Advisory Board Scholar Award  A two-year award given annually to one or more moderated Photography Program majors, to cover the material costs associated with Upper College photographic work

Eugenie Prendergast Fund  Established to support Bard Graduate Center student travel expenses associated with researching and writing the M.A. thesis or doctoral dissertation; made possible by a grant from Jan and Warren Adelson

Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award  An award given for the senior year to an outstanding student majoring in music

M. Susan Richman Senior Project Award in Mathematics  An award named in honor of Dr. Richman, mathematician, university educator and administrator, and mother of two mathematicians, given annually to recognize the senior student exhibiting the most mathematical  creativity, as determined by the mathematics faculty

C. T. Sottery Award  An award established by an alumnus of the College and given annually to a junior for significant achievement in chemistry and for an outstanding contribution to the work of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Studio Arts Award  An award given annually to two deserving seniors whose work exemplifies dedication, commitment, and integrity

Sustainability Leaders Award  Given each year to the student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service while enrolled in the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program

Christina R. Tarsell Athletics Award  An award given to a female athlete who exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and service to the athletics program, with a preference given to the tennis team

Christina R. Tarsell Service Award  An award given to commemorate the life and achievements of Chris Tarsell, a beautiful soul who is too soon gone. The award is given to a moderated student who enriches the community through humanitarian service and bridge building.

Christina R. Tarsell Studio Arts Award  An award given to commemorate the life and achievements of Chris Tarsell, a beautiful soul who is too soon gone. The award is given to a talented junior or senior of integrity whose work exemplifies intellectual openness, humanism, and a passion for light and color.

Harry Holbert Turney-High ‘22 Research Award  A research award established in memory of the distinguished anthropologist and sociologist Dr. Harry Holbert Turney-High ‘22 and endowed through gifts from faculty, friends, and his wife, Lucille Rohrer Turney-High
 
Clive Wainwright Award  Given annually to one or more Bard Graduate Center students for an outstanding master’s thesis in the field of decorative arts, design -history, and material culture that is noteworthy for its originality of concept, soundness of research, and clarity of presentation

Lindsay F. Watton III Memorial Essay Award  An award established by the friends of Lindsay F. Watton III that commemorates the life achievements and numerous contributions of Professor Watton to the development of Russian and Eurasian studies at Bard College. It is awarded annually to a student whose essay on topics in Russian and Eurasian studies demonstrates excellence and dedication to the field.

Lindsay F. Watton III Memorial Research Award  An award established by the friends of Lindsay F. Watton III that commemorates the life achievements and numerous contributions of Professor Watton to the development of Russian and Eurasian studies at Bard College. It is awarded annually to a junior to conduct research for a Senior Project in Russian or Eurasian studies. 

Christopher Wise ’92 Award in Environmental Studies and Human Rights  An endowed award established in memory of Christopher James Wise ’92, given through the generosity of his friends and family, to support a student’s internship in environmental studies and/or human rights