"Inside Circle, #2," an installation by Peggy Ahwesh, was included in the exhibition "Heavy Equipment," at CR10 in Linlithgo, NY, through September 2013. In October 2013, Ahwesh gave the 4th annual experimental film lecture at New York University sponsored by the Departments of Cinema Studies and Undergrad Film and Television. In November 2013, she was a guest artist at the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Her work is also included in the Ambulante Documentary Festival that travels to 11 states in Mexico over the next several months. She is also featured in "An Album: Cinémathèque Tangier" at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, through May 2014.
Tony Ryan: Ireland’s Aviator by Richard Aldous was published by Gill & Macmillan in August 2013. In September 2013, he appeared on BBC Radio 4 for an ongoing series on the history of British conservatism, and spoke at the Kennedy Summer School in Ireland about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The American Interest podcast The Feed: Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff includes episodes hosted by Aldous: “Episode 12:American Oligarchy and Inquality,” “Episode 15: The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and “Episode 18: Francis Fukuyama on the 25th Anniversary of the ‘End of History?’ Essay.”
“Regioselective C-H Activation Preceded by Csp2- Csp3 Reductive Elimination from Cyclometalated Platinum(IV)” by Craig Anderson, Margarita Crespo, Nicole Kfoury ‘12, Michael Weinstein ‘13, and Joseph Tanski was published in Organometallics, 2013, 32 (15).
In May 2014, Thurman Barker was interviewed on WRTI with J. Michael Harrison, and he joined the Sonic Liberation Orchestra and former Bard student Julius Masri in a special performance of new music at The Rotunda in Philadelphia.
James Bagwell, in collaboration with Charles Dutoit and Valery Gergiev, returned to the Verbier Festival for four concerts in July 2013. Bagwell also served as chorus master for BardSummerscape, preparing the chorus for the production of Oresteia in July and August 2013, and preparing the Bard Festival Chorale for three concerts with The American Symphony Orchestra in addition to conducting his own concert for the Bard Music Festival, Stravinksy and His World. He marked his 8th season as chorus master for the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in August 2013 in a performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. In October 2013, Bagwell conducted the Alabama Symphony; in November 2013, he conducted the Tulsa Symphony in concert with Natalie Merchant, and The Collegiate Chorale and The American Symphony in Boito's Mefestofele at Carnegie Hall; in December 2013, he prepared The Collegiate Chorale for The American Symphony's performance of Strauss's Feuersnot (Leon Botstein, conducting) at Carnegie Hall and prepared the May Festival Youth Chorus for three performances with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In January 2014, Bagwell conducted two concerts with singer Natalie Merchant with The Florida Symphony in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida; in February 2014, he conducted Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro at 59E59 Theatre with Little Opera Theatre of New York; in March 2014, he prepared The Collegiate Chorale for a performance of Max Bruch's Moses for Leon Botstein and The American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; in April 2014, he conducted a concert with Natalie Merchant, Carnegie Hall; and in May 2014, he conducted The Collegiate Chorale in the New York premiere of David Lang's battle hymns at the Intrepid, NYC.
Sanjib Baruah gave the keynote address, “Reading Fürer-Haimendorf in Northeast India,” at a conference on the Indo-Burmese borderlands in July 2013 at the University of Vienna in Austria. In February 2014, “Global Insider: India’s Competitive Political Climate Constrains Support for IDPs,” an interview with Baruah was in the World Politics Review; and his article “Student’s death and India’s racism debate” appeared in ALJAZEERA. “The Politics of Electoral Violence” by Baruah appeared in Outlook in May 2014.
Recent publications by Roger Berkowitz include “Drones and the Question of the Human,” “Melville’s War Poetry and the Human Form,” in A Political Companion to Herman Melville, ed. by Jason Frank, published by Kentucky University Press in December 2013; and “Drones and the Question of “The Human”” in Ethics & International Affairs in June 2014.
In April 2014, Jedediah Berry’s story “Dogs in the Snow” was adapted for radio by Ensemble Studio Theater (Los Angeles), and was featured on the public radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge.
“Metronome,” an Oxford Online Handbook by Alexander Bonus was published digitally in April 2014. The abstract can be found at: http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935321.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935321-e-001#oxfordhb-9780199935321-e-001-div1-5.
In July 2013, the Vienna Review interviewed Leon Botstein about memoirs, modernism, and the role of music in a polyglot world. In August 2013, he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. His book Von Beethoven zu Berg was published in German, September 30, 2013 by Zsolnay-Verlag; he joined the education debate in the New York Times with his article, “Start It Earlier, End it Earlier” in October 2013; he conducted the Sinfonica Juvenil de Caracas (Caracas Youth Symphony) in Tokyo in October 2013; he was interviewed for Huffington Post in November 2013, “The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders—Leon Botstein”; in December 2013, the University Business article “Changing College Admission to Reflect Motivation and Ambition” interviewed President Botstein regarding the merits of Bard’s new entrance exams; he was keynote speaker for “The Great Education Debate” at the Emma Willard School in January 2014. In February 2014, he was quoted in The New York Times in a review of the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. In March 2014, he received the University of Alabama’s 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize; his article “College President: SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud,” was published in Time; and Phillip de Montebello interviewed him on the program NYC-Arts, broadcast on PBS station WNET on June 26, 2014. He was interviewed on the 25th Annual Bard Music Festival on the program NYC-Arts, broadcast on PBS station WNET in June 2014, on the 25th Annual Bard Music Festival and how Bard has grown during his presidency. He was also interviewed on the 25th Anniversary of the Bard Music Festival by Opera News, vol. 79, no. 1.
Recent performance’s by Teresa Buchholz include: the roles of Martha and Pantalis in Bioto’s opera in concert Mefestofele at Carnegie Hall with The Collegiate Chorale and The American Symphony Orchestra; the piece “Voyage” by Elliot Carter at Carnegie Hall with The American Symphony Orchestra; and mezzo soloist for Handel’s Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York.
“Give democracy a chance in Egypt” by Ian Buruma was published in August 2013 in The Globe and Mail. His new book Year Zero: A History of 1945 was published by Penguin Press in October 2013; was reviewed by The New York Review of Books and The Economist; and made Kirkus Review’s List of best nonfiction of 2013. Articles by Buruma that appeared on Project Syndicate include: “The Idiocy of Olympic Values” February 2014, and “The Trouble with Europe” May 2014.
In November 2013, The New York Review of Books special 50th anniversary issue featured Ian Buruma, Mark Danner and Daniel Mendelsohn.
David Bush was awarded honorable mention for the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award in December of 2013. The fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist in the field of creative photography who exhibits professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment.
Mary Caponegro contributed an essay to The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill, published by Simon and Schuster in May 2014.
Bruce Chilton's keynote address to the International Organization of Targumic Studies in Munich has just been published in Aramaic Studies under the title "Greek Testament, Aramaic Targums, and Questions of Comparison." In November 2013, his most recent monograph, Visions of the Apocalypse. Receptions of John's Revelation in Western Imagination, was published by Baylor University Press, and he addressed the Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore on the topic of Jesus identity as a rabbi in the Gospel according to John. His article on "Provenience" appeared in The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate (ed. Tony Burke; Eugene: Cascade, 2013) 67-74, and “Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament” was published in The World of the New Testament. Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (eds Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013). His electronic essay, “Why, only now, a pope named Francis?” was carried in Bible and Interpetation, and The Huffington Post published "America's Apocalypse: Armageddon in Jerusalem." His review of Pope Benedict's last book as a sitting pontif appeared in The National Catholic Reporter. In June 2014, Chilton was presented with a lifetime achievement award, for Interfaith dialogue, by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County.
Jean Churchill’s duet for Peggy Florin and Maria Simpson, In The Long Run, was performed in November 2013 at the festival entitled “CROSS-POLLINATION: American Dance Guild at the 92nd St Y (Two Modern Dance Legacies Merge and Expand).”
In March 2014, Teju Cole’s novel Open City was the book selection for 1book140, The Atlantic’s Twitter book club, and a profile of Cole “In Words and Photos, Cramming in Life: Teju Cole’s ‘Every Day Is for the Thief’ Comes to the U.S.’ was featured in The New York Times. His article “The American Ending,” appeared on Africa is a Country in June 2014.
Recent reviews by Mark Danner published in The New York Review of Books include “Syria: Is There a Solution?” (November 2013); “Rumsfeld’s War and Its Consequences Now” (December 2013); “Donald Rumsfeld Revealed” (January 2014); and “Rumsfeld: Why We Live in His Ruins” (February 2014); “In the Darkness of Dick Cheney” (March 2014); “He Remade Our World” (April 2014); and “Cheney: ‘The More Ruthless the Better’” (May 2014).
In August 2013, Richard Davis was guest of honor and speaker at a workshop and conference in Pondicherry, India, organized by the École française d'Extrême-Orient, on "The Archeology of Bhakti." His two presentations were "The South Indian Temple Festival in History" and "Sources of the South Indian Mahotsava." His most recent publication is "Krishna Enters the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies.
"Photogeliophobia: Fear of Funny Photography" by Tim Davis was published in the new issue of Aperture Magazine #212, Fall 2013.
Ellen Driscoll was the winner of a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. She was among five other artists to win the award, which is given to honor exceptional accomplishment and to encourage creative work.
Andrew Eisenberg was awarded the Richard Waterman Junior Scholar Prize by the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his article “Hip-Hop and Cultural Citizenship on Kenya’s ‘Swahili Coast’" (Africa 82:4, 2012).
Omar Encarnación’s essay “Even Good Coups are Bad,” a reflection on the coup in Egypt in light of similar coups in Latin America and Southeast Asia, appeared on Foreign Affairs.com on July 10, 2013. In December 2013, his article “Should Democracies Have Monarchs” was published in The New York Times, Opinion Pages. His essay "International Influence, Domestic Activism and Gay Rights in Argentina," was published in Political Science Quarterly in their Winter 2013-14 issue, and in January 2014, his book Democracy Without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting was published by University of Pennsylvania Press. “High Courts Have Taken a Stand,” by Encarnacion was published in The New York Times in February 2014. Two of his article’s were featured on Foreign Affairs.com: “Pope Francis’ Latin Lessons: How Latin America Shaped the Vatican,” in May 2014; and “Spain’s Game of Thrones: King Juan Carlos Exits the Stage” in June 2014.
“Somalia’s Leader: Look Past the Hype” an article by Nuruddin Farah, appeared in The New York Times, Opinion Pages in October 2014.
In October 2013, Peter Filkins’ edition of H.G. Adler's essays, "Nach der Befreiung: Ausgewählte Essays zur Geschichte und Soziologie" appeared from Konstanz University Press. His translation of Bernd Stiegler's "Traveling in Place: A History of Armchair Travel" also appeared from the University of Chicago Press. His essay titled "Twisted Threads: The Entwined Narratives of H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald" appeared in "A Literature of Restitution: Critical Essays on W.G. Sebald," published by Manchester University Press. In November 2013, he was named a co-winner of the Sheila Motton Best Book Award for 2011-2012 by the New England Poetry Club for his volume "The View We're Granted." In April 2014, he was awarded the Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for the 2014-2015 academic year to work on his biography of H.G. Adler (1910-1988).
The Beats by Larry Fink was published by powerhouse Books in April 2014; Larry Fink: on Composition and Improvisation was published by Aperture in May 2014; and his recent exhibitions include: “Body and Soul” at Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, February 2014 through May 2014 and “if I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution,” at Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, March 2014 through May 2014.
In November 2013, Kyle Gann represented the U.S. at the International Society for Contemporary Music conference in Vienna, lecturing on the state of American music; The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music, co-edited by Gann was published by Ashgate Press. In January 2014, his chorus and orchestra piece “Transcendental Sonnets” was performed by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo Choir with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent published translations by Susan Gillespie include: Corona: Selected Poems of Paul Celan (Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc., September 2013); Philosophy of Dreams by Christoph Türcke (New Haven: Yale University Press, October 2013), and Toward Babel: Poems and a Memoir by Ilana Shmueli (Rhinebeck, NY: The Sheep Meadow Press, December 2013). She gave readings of her translations of poems by Paul Celan at the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), at Bard College Berlin, and (together with Peter Filkins reading his translations of poems by Ingeborg Bachman) at McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City as part of the Bridges series.
Marka Gustavsson performed at the Lighthouse Chamber Festival in Wellfleet in July 2013 and at the Bard Music Festival in August 2013.
In April 2014, Lianne Habinek, was awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipend for 2014 in support of research for her book project, Such Wondrous Science: Early Modern Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience; the Newhouse Center for the Humanities Fellowship at Wellesley College for the 2014-2015 academic year; and a Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant from Yale to use materials at their Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in support of her research.
Selected Late Letters of Antonin Artaud, 1945-1947, translated by Cole Heinowitz and Peter Valente, was published by Portable Press at YoYo Labs in April 2014.
Figures, Landscapes & Time, an exhibition of films by Peter Hutton, is at La Loge in Brussels through February 1, 2014.
“Structural insights into the interactions of xpt riboswitch with novel guanine analogues: a molecular dynamics simulation study,” was recently published in the Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics and is the results of the research project, “RNA binding to novel pharmaceutical drugs,” envisioned and started by Swapan Jain in 2009. The report was co-authored by Jain, Emily McLaughlin and Bard students Sheneil Black and Weiqing Wang, among others.
Philip Johns and colleagues, published the paper “Meiotic drive impacts expression and evolution of X-linked genes in stalk-eyed flies” in PLOS Genetics May 2014.
Bill T. Jones was a recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award. Given to exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work who have proven their artistic vitality and commitment to their field, the award is an investment in the potential of dedicated artists.
Chinese Religious Art by Patricia Karetzky was published in December 2013 by Lexington Books. Her articles published in the Yishu Journal of Contemporary Art include “Wang Qingsong’s Use of Buddhist Imagery (There Must Be a Buddha in a Place Like This),” vol. 12, no. 1; “Time and Love: Cai Jin’s New Works,” vol. 12. no. 6; and “Xu Bing’s Magical Mystery Tour,” vol. 13, no. 1.
Instant Classic, a collection of poems by Erica Kaufman, was published by Roof Books in November 2013; and her short essay “The Leaves Changed and I Didn’t Notice: 10 Jilted Starts” was published in San Francisco MOMA’s Open Space. She was co-editor and author of the introduction to Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968-1974 (Parts I & II) - Part IV of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Her essay "In Pursuit: Ann Lauterbach's Lyric Essay" appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Issue 239, April/May 2014; and she was a featured speaker at the annual Symposium on Communication and Communication-Intensive Instruction at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College, CUNY in May 2014.
Recently published articles co-authored by Felicia Keesing include: “Effects of wildlife and cattle on tick abundance in central Kenya,” in Ecological Applications 23, no. 6 (2013): 1410-1418; “Straw men don’t get Lyme Disease: response to Wood and Lafferty,” in Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2013); “Novel Organisms: Comparing Invasive Species, GMOs, and Emerging Pathogens,” in Ambio (2013): 1-8. In September 2013, Keesing gave a talk entitled “Biodiversity and Infectious Diseases: The Case of Lyme Disease” at the Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College; and she and her colleagues received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the ecological consequences of host infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme Diseases. The project will be for three years, with field research taking place at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
In August 2013, Jim Ketterer spoke on WAMC radio about conditions in Egypt, where he spent over two years as the head of AMIDEAST, a leading non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. In November 2013, he was invited to give the annual Sherman David Spector Lecture at Russell Sage College, on the topic “Living the Egyptian Revolution.” In May 2014, he served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation and Europe election mission to Ukraine.
In October 2013, David Kettler presented at a conference on “Kurt H. Wolff and Existential Truths” in Italy. During October and November 2013, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Paedagogische Hochschule in Germany; in that capacity, he gave a number of lectures and participated on a panel regarding critical theory and education.
Two articles, “The Silence of the Leaves” and “Empty Barn Rafters” by Verlyn Klinkenborg were published in The New York Times, Opinion Pages, September 2013. His article “Follow the Water: Journey to the heart of Norway” was published in the November 2013 issue of National Geographic, and his essay collection More Scenes from The Rural Life, made The Advocate’s holiday gift list.
In May 2014, a book review by Cynthia Koch, “An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property” (by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill) appeared in The Public Historian, vol. 36, no. 2.
In April 2014, YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation by Cecile Kuznitz was published by Cambridge University Press and reviewed by the Lithuania Tribune. During the fall of 2014, Kuznitz will be the Workmen's Circle/Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. She will be working on her new project, “Towards a Yiddish Architecture.”
“Optical tweezers for medical diagnostics” by Christopher LaFratta was published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, July 2013, vol. 405, issue 17. He also co-authored “Measuring Atomic Emission from Beacons for Long-Distance Chemical Signaling,” published in Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85, 8933; and “Dynamic Microbead Arrays for Biosensing Applications,” published in Lab-on-a-Chip 2013, 13, 2153.
“The reproducibility project: A model of large-scale collaboration for empirical research on reproducibility,” by Kristin Lane, as part of the Open Science Collaboration, was published by Taylor & Francis in Implementing Reproducible Computational Research, April 2014.
The American Reader reviewed Ann Lauterbach’s new collection of poetry, Under the Sign, in September 2013. Her collection, Under the Sign, was reviewed by Benjamin Landry for the Colorado Review in February 2014.
Photographs of the U.S. Coast Guard by An-My Lê were installed in the Coast Guard’s new headquarters in Washington, D.C. in August 2013. Solo exhibitions of her work were at the Balitmore Museum of Art, October 2013 through February 2014, and MAS Museum Aan de Stroom in Antwerpen, May 2014 through July 2014.
Nancy Leonard chaired a session, "Silence, Absence and Ellipsis in Literature and Music,” during the Ninth International Conference of the Words and Music Association at the University of London in August 2013.
Gideon Lester curated the dance and theater components of SummerScape 13. His stage adaptation of the play, The Master and Margarita with director Janos Szasz, opened at the Fisher Center in July 2013. Crossing the Line, the international fall arts festival co-curated by Lester, was praised by critic Claudia LaRocco in the New York Times article “Blurring Boundaries, Sharpening Ideas” in October 2013.
In April 2014, Marissa Libbon presented her paper “Constructing the Past on the Page in the Chronicle of Richard of Devizes,” at the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America at UCLA.
Barbara Luka along with students, L. Rich and A. Benowitz, presented a poster session, “Strength of Semantic Association Influences N400 Amplitude but Not Lexical Decision Times,” at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in November 2013. The article by Luka and C. Van Petten, “Gradients versus dichotomies: How strength of semantic context influences event-related potentials and lexical decision times” appears now in the online version of Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
In July 2013, Joseph Luzzi presented a paper, “The Unwritten Lady: Byron’s Francesca da Rimini,” at the International Byron Conference at King’s College in London. “Disjointed Lists,” his review of Umberto Eco’s Inventing the Enemy and Other Occasional Writings, appeared in the Times Literary Supplement in August 2013. Recent publications by Luzzi include “It Started in Naples,” his review of Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name, in The New York Times Book Review in September 2013; “I Found Myself in a Dark Wood,” in The New York Times Opinion Pages in December 2013; “End of the Affair: Rossellini and Antonioni after Neorealism,” in Raritan 32.4 (2013); and “In Scented Boudoirs,” his review of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Pleasure, in the Times Literary Supplement, January 2014. In September 2013, he was invited to give a lecture, “A Certain Tendency: Poetics of Adaptation in the Italian Art Film,” at the Cinema Studies Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, and also gave a presentation entitled “Giacomo Leopardi as Literacy Critic,” at “The Voices of Leopardi’s Zibaldone,” at Columbia University. His book, A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in May 2014.
Norman Manea’s memoirs, The Hooligan’s Return, were published by Yale University Press in October 2013 and reviewed on The Daily Beast in April 2014.
Wyatt Mason's profile of American novelist Norman Rush appeared in the New York Times Magazine on September 1, 2013. The Margellos World Republic of Letters of Yale University Press published two of Mason’s translations of fiction by contemporary French writer Pierre Michon: Masters and Servants, a collection of five novellas; and The Origin of the World, a novel. His translation of a short story by László Krasznahorkai was published in England by Portobello Books, in the anthology Multiples.
In June 2014, “Taking Obama’s Offer Seriously: Ending the War on Al Qaeda,” by Christopher McIntosh was published in the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and his chapter “Framing the CTBT Debate in the U.S. Ratification of the Treaty” was included in Banning the Bang or Bomb?: Negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Regime ed. by William Zartman, Mordechai Melamud, and Paul Meerts, published by Cambridge University Press.
“Roxanne’s Dress: Governing Gender and Marginality through Addiction Treatment” by Allison McKim was published in Signs, 39(2).
“A solvent-free amidation of vinylogous esters via direct aziridination,” co-authored by Emily McLaughlin, Anuska Shrestha ‘16, Madison Fletcher ‘12, Nathaniel Steinauer ‘13, Min Kyung Shinn ’14, and Sabrina Shahid ’16 was published in Tetrahedron Letters, August 2013. “Three-component synthesis of disubstituted 2H-pyrrol-2ones: preparation of the violacein scaffold,” also co-authored by McLaughlin, was published in Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 55, issue 6. The paper included three undergraduate co-authors: Thant Koko '13, Matthew Norman '14, Ingrid Stolt '15.
In September 2013, Daniel Mendelsohn's latest collection of essays and criticism, "Waiting for the Barbarians," was the runner-up for the PEN/American Diamonstein-Spielvogel Art of the Essay Award. “Waiting for the Barbarians” and “The Government Shutdown” by Mendelsohn appeared in The New Yorker in October 2013. In December 2013, the American Philological Association announced that he would be awarded the APA's President's Award—only the second individual in the organization's 145-year history to receive the award—which is given "to honor an individual, group, or organization outside of the Classics profession that has made significant contributions to advancing public appreciation and awareness of Classical antiquity." He received the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Literature Awards. The prize is awarded to a writer whose work merits recognition for the quality of its prose style. Recent published articles by Mendelsohn include: “Deep Frieze: What does the Parthenon mean?” The New Yorker, April 2014; “Do Critics Make Good Novelists,” co-authored for the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times in May 2014; “Whose Writing Career Do You Most Envy?” co-authored for the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times in June 2014; and “The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor” in The New York Review of Books in June 2014.
In September 2014, The New York Times announced a new back page for its Book Review, called Bookends, in which two writers tackle a provocative question; among the columnists chosen were Daniel Mendelsohn and Francine Prose; their question “How Do We Judge Books Written Under Pseudonyms?” appeared in November 2013.
Two articles by Walter Russell Mead were published in Time magazine, August 2013: “The Cost of Obama’s Syria Dithering,” and “On Syria: Be Clear, Then Hit Hard.”
In July 2013, Susan Merriam attended the AAC&U annual meeting in Portland Oregon with Professors Eric Trudel and Maria Cecire where they gave a presentation on integrative learning at Bard. In December 2013, Merriam moderated a panel on arpilleras and witness at a conference entitled “Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society” sponsored by the history and human rights program at Columbia University.
Oleg Minin co-edited a volume of the journal Experiment: A Journal of Russian Culture, Vol. 19. His contributions to the volume include “The Satirical Journals of the First Russian Revolution, 1905-1907: A Brief Introduction,” (with Marcus Levitt), pp. 17-24; the introduction to and editing of the "Excerpts from the 1905-1906 Benois–Lanceray Correspondence" pp. 225-273; and “The Press Laws of the Revolutionary Period: October 1905-April 1906: An Introduction” pp. 333-339. Minin’s article “The Reception of Russian Futurism through Satire: The Case of the 1913 Mishen’ Debate” was featured in the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, vol. 4 (2014).
“Civil War, Ethnicity, and the Migration of Skilled Labor,” co-authored by Aniruddha Mitra was published in Eastern Economic Journal, vol. 39, pp. 387-401. His paper “Financial liberalization and the selection of emigrants: a cross-national analysis” (co-authored with James T. Bang and Phanindra V. Wunnava) was accepted by Empirical Economics and is available online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00181-013-0735-0
Chiori Miyagawa’s “This Lingering Life” premiered in San Francisco at the Theatre of Yugen in June 2014 and was reviewed by The San Francisco Examiner.
Bradford Morrow’s short novel, The Nature of My Inheritance, was published in June 2014 by Mysterious Bookshop. His forthcoming novel, The Forgers, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Most Anticipated Books” for the fall.
Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899-1919 by Gregory Moynahan was published by Anthem Press, London in July 2013. In December 2013, he was appointed Tivoli’s new village historian, a position formally held by Professor Emeritus of Sociology Bernard Tieger.
In April 2014, Michelle Murray was appointed as a Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College for the academic year 2014-2015. As a Fellow in residence, she will continue research on her book manuscript, The Struggle for Recognition in International Politics.
Melanie Nicholson presented a paper on Chilean surrealism at the Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée in Paris in July 2013. Her co-translation of Olga Orozco's collection of short stories A Talisman in the Darkness (White Pine Press, 2012) was awarded the 2013 "Best Translation Prize" of the New England Council of Latin American Studies.
Lothar Osterburg was artist in residence at Cill Rialaig Art Center in county Kerry, Ireland in July 2013; ”Bookmobile for Dreamers” by Lothar and Elizabeth Brown was performed at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in August 2013; together they were visiting artists at Montevallo State University in Alabama in September 2013; Osterburg was in residence as distinguished artist at Navigation Press, George Mason University, in October 2013.
Publications by Dimitri Papadimitriou during 2013-14 include: “The Greek catastrophe and a possible way out,” (with C.J. Polychroniou) in openDemocracy, July 2013; “Austerity’s Failure in Greece: Time to Think the Unthinkable,” in Truthout, August 2013; “Greece Needs a 21st Century Marshall Plan,” in Bloomberg, August 2013; “Export Led Growth: Why the Troika’s Greek Strategy Is Failing”, (with Michalis Nikiforos and Gennaro Zezza) Captial.gr, September 2013 (in Greek); “Government Announcements are Incompatible with Reality”, AVGI, November 2013 (in Greek); “Even if Austerity is Discontinued the Hope for Growth is Not Until 2016” Kathimerini, November 2013 (in Greek); “The U.S. Economy Needs an Exports-led Boost”, Reuters, November 2013; Kathimerini, November 2013 (in Greek); and The Independent, December 2013; “The Ongoing Crisis in Greece and the Eurozone” Kathimerini, December 2013 (in Greek) and “Examining the Unthinkable” Kathimerini, December 2013 (in Greek); “How to Restart the Growth Engine” KATHIMERINI, February 2014 (in Greek); “The Currency/Jobs Connection in Greece”, EconoMonitor, March 2014; “The Jobs-Currency Connection in Greece”, Huffington Post, March 2014; “The Jobs-Currency Connection in Greece”, ETHNOS, March 2014 (in Greek); “The Jobs-Currency Connection in Greece”, AVGI, March 2014 (in Greek); “Employment Policies”, KATHIMERINI, April 2014 (in Greek); “The Greek Economy Looks Like A Beaten Boxer” Part I, (with C.J. Polychroniou) Eleftherotypia , May 2014 (in Greek); “The Myth of the Greek ‘Success Story’”, (with C.J. Polychroniou) Truthout, May 2014; “The Greek Economy Looks Like A Beaten Boxer” Part II, (with C.J. Polychroniou) Eleftherotypia, May 2014 (in Greek); and “The coming ‘tsunami of debt’ and financial crisis in America”, The Guardian, June 2014. He was also a keynote speaker at the CEPREMAT-CRNS conference on the topic of "The Crisis in Greece and the Eurozone: A Union of Austerity or a Union of Growth" in Paris, France, December 23, 2013.
In April 2014, Aileen Passloff performed “A Legacy Concert,” at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, tracing the influence of her teacher James Waring through her to her student Arthur Aviles.
Judy Pfaff won the International Sculpture Center (ISC) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. ISC awarded two world-renowned sculptors, Pfaff and Ursula Rydingsvard, with the award.
“Talismen: Ganesh” by Francine Prose was published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall 2013. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Prose was published by Harper and reviewed by Janet Maslin for The New York Times in April 2014. Recent published articles by Prose include: “How Have Tools Like Google and YouTube Changed the Way You Work? “ co-authored for the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times in January 2014; “Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?” co-authored for the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times in April 2014; and “What Are the Draws and Drawbacks of Success for Writers?” co-authored for the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times in May 2014.
In July 2013, Dina Ramadan presented a paper, "And again to Authenticity," at the conference Regional vis-à-vis Global Discourses: Contemporary Art from the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of London University. In October 2013, she co-organized the third annual conference of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey entitled "On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of the Middle East and the Confines of Modernism" at New York University. In November 2013, she presented a lecture entitled ""The Message of Art and Good Taste": Sawt el-Fannan and Art Criticism in 1950s Egypt" at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin.
Kelly Reichardt’s new film Night Moves premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August 2013, and was reviewed by Mark Olsen for the Los Angeles Times. The film opened in theaters in May 2014.
“Ecological novelty and the emergence of evolutionary traps,” co-authored by Bruce Robertson was published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 552-560 and was covered by National Public Radio, National Geographic and New Scientist Magazine; it was among the top 25 most downloaded papers in Earth and Planetary Sciences. “The Cancer Diaspora: Metastasis beyond the seed and soil hypothesis,” also co-authored by Robertson, was published in Clinical Cancer Research 19: 5849-5855. He presented his research at the first annual Gordon Conference on Predator-Prey interactions in Ventura, California. In Spring 2014, Robertson co-authored two articles: “Combining habitat and threat models to identify potential ecological traps: the case of Andean bears in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela” published in Animal Conservation (February 2014); and “Perennial grasslands increase multiple ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, June 2014; 111; and New Scientist magazine published a feature article on his research on evolutionary traps. He was also invited to give a talk at SUNY Binghamton’s Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series, and was invited to present his research on evolutionary traps at the 1st Annual Gordon Conference on Predator-Prey Interactions.
Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm was published by Knopf in March 2014. The book was the focus of a New York Public Library conversation between Romm and Columbia’s James Shapiro on March 25. His exploration of Seneca’s “Letters to Lucilius” appeared in The Wall Street Journal’s “Masterpiece” column, and in April 2014 he was awarded the Leon Levy Center for Biography fellowship at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York for the 2014-2015 academic year to work on his new book manuscript, Grand Conjunction: Platomism and Politics in Italy in the Era of Pico della Mirandola.
In January/February 2014, Jonathan Rosenberg directed Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the boys at Julliard.
In April 2014, Justus Rosenberg gave a lecture on “Faith, Fate, Luck or Confluence of Circumstances,” before the Eliezer Society at Yale University.
In February 2014, Marina Rosenfeld had a premiere performance at the Borealis Festival of Contemporary Music, in Bergen, Norway. In March 2014, Free Exercise, commissioned by Borealis and the Orchestra of the Norwegian Navy, for wind orchestra, with piano and violin soloists, took place in all four rooms of the Bergen Kunsthall and featured an acoustic-architectural intervention created in collaboration with the Bergen School of Architecture. Rosenfeld was featured composer-performer in concerts at the Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal; Festival Electronica in Abril, Madrid; and Borderlines Festival at the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece. In April 2014, she participated in an online roundtable for The New Yorker on the subject of recording and experimental music, and was published in the inaugural edition of Ear | Wave | Event, a new Berlin-based sound-studies journal.
SURPLUS, an exhibition by Lisa Sanditz, was at the CRG Gallery in New York City February 14, 2014 through March 15, 2014.
Matthew Sargent was a featured composer for the SEM Ensemble’s “New Works by Emerging Composers” concert series in February 2014. The ensemble performed his work, “Tide” (2011), at Willow Place Auditorium in Brooklyn, NY. His string quartet, “the river of dream/the dreams of the river,” was premiered by the Arditti Quartet at the State University of Buffalo in March 2014.
"Insights into the trypanosome-host interactions revealed through transcriptomic analysis of parasitized tsetse fly salivary glands," by Amy Savage was published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, April 2014. In June 2014, she gave a talk entitled "Citizen Science: Inquiry based learning in the core curriculum to advance college science literacy," at the HUIC STEM Education Conference in Honolulu, HI.
Ann Seaton appeared in the Whitney Biennial as a member of the How Do you Say Yam in African Collection. The collective produced a 53-minute digital film Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, which was screened at the Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City March 2014 through May 2014.
Works by Stephen Shore were included in the following group shows “Lens Drawing,” at Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris (June 2013-August 2013); “XL19: New Acquisitions in Photography,” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (May 2013 – January 2014); “Everyday Epiphanies,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (June 2013-January 2014); “A Sense of Place,” at Pier 24 in San Francisco, California (July 2013-May 2014); and “Only the Good Ones: the Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited” at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague (January 2014-June 2014). Solo exhibitions include “Everyday Epiphanies” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through the end of 2013; “A Sense of Place” at Pier 24 in San Francisco, California through May 2014; and “Uncommon Places” at the California Museum of Photography (May 2014-September 2014). Recent articles about Shore’s work have been published in The Huffington Post, the New Republic online and the Financial Times. A New York Minute, an iBook of videos and the first digital format project by Shore was made available from Phaidon Press for download in November 2013; his photo book Winslow Arizona was published by IMA; and his book From Galilee to the Negev, was published by Phaidon Press in May 2014. He participated in the symposium, “The View from Here: L.A. and Photography,” at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles; and he has given recent public talks at - The International Center of Photography in New York City (with Jeff Rosenheim); The Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, California (with Sandra Philips); at Paris Photo in Los Angeles, California (with Taryn Simon); and at Core Club in New York City (with Jane Kramer).
In July 2013, Maria Simpson was a guest faculty member for the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. In August 2013, she was a performer in “Built On Stilts Dance Festival,” in Martha’s Vineyard (created and directed by Bard dance major Abby Bender). She also performed two episodes from Crush, a duet by choreographer Sondra Loring.
Mona Simpson discussed Chekov’s “Three Years” in “The Epic Drama of the Imperfect Love Story,” published in The Atlantic in May 2014.
“Ge Ganru’s Fairy Lady Meng Jiang: the Chinese Premiere” by Patricia Spencer appeared in The Flutist Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 3.
Recent publications by Karen Sullivan include: “The Judge and the Maiden: Justice and Pity at the Pyre” in a special issue of Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes/ Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies on “Le Droit et son écriture: La Médiatisation du fait judiciare dans la littérature d’ancien régime,” vol. 25, pp. 165-178 and “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Violence in the Canso de la Crozada” in Violence and the Writing of History in the Medieval Francophone World, vol. 29, pp. 99-114. Sullivan’s article “On Recognizing the Limits of Our Understanding: Medieval Debates About Merlin and Marvels,” was published in Uncertain Knowledge: Scepticism, Relativism, and Doubt in the Middle Ages, ed. Dallas G. Denery, Kantik Ghosh, and Nicolette Zeeman (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), pp. 161-84. In November 2013, she gave a lecture on “The Eucharist and the Holy Grail: The Sacrament and the Sacred in the Medieval Literature” at Pomona College, and her book, The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors (University of Chicago Press) was published in paperback. In April 2014, she gave a talk on Joan of Arc in conjunction with a screening of Carl Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc at Boston College.
A site-specific project by Julianne Swartz will be on view through July 2014 at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. Her current exhibitions include, "Terrain" a site specific project at Oude de Kerk in Amsterdam through March 2, 2014; and a solo show entitled, “Skin, Line, Slight Sound” at Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona through February 2, 2014. She had a solo exhibition of her work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, March 2014 through June 2014.
Erika Switzer was a faculty member and pianist for The CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster Choir College/Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey in July 2013.
During the fall semester, Pavlina Tcherneva was invited to participate in the inaugural panel of The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s INET Seminar Series at Columbia University. She also gave several lectures at FLACSO in Ecuador on topics of unemployment and fiscal policy, and was invited by the Association of Bulgarian Economists to a roundtable discussion around her paper “Chartalism: the tax-driven, modern money approach.” In January 2014, her op-ed piece “Sixteen Reasons Matt Yglesias Is Wrong About the Job Guarantee vs. Basic Income,” was published in Truthout, and her public lecture at Columbia Law School on the same topic was featured in Jacobin magazine, The Nation and The New Inquiry. She also appeared on the nationally syndicated public radio and TV program The David Pakman Show. In March 2014, she gave invited public lectures at both Hofstra University and Middlebury College.
Richard Teitelbaum’s CD, Piano Plus: Piano Music 1963-1990 (New World Records, New York) came out in fall 2013; concerts in December 2013 with Musica Elettronica Viva Group included: a 50th Anniversary Concert of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschedienst, Akademie der Kunste in Berlin, Germany, and a concert at Café Oto in London, England.
Bard alumnus Peter Aaron ’68 profiled Joan Tower, on the occasion of her 75th birthday, for the Chronogram in September 2013. In May 2014, she was interviewed on WAMC Northeast Public Radio by Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock. To listen: http://wamc.org/post/joan-tower
Eric Trudel co-edited (with Jan Baetens) and introduced a special issue of the journal L'Esprit Créateur: Old and New, Avant-garde and "Arrière-garde" in Modernist Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, vol. 53, no. 3, Fall 2013). His article devoted to French novelist Tanguy Viel appeared in the journal Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (17:4, 2013), p. 435-461. He interviewed French poet Pierre Alferi for the Paris-based journal Revue critique de FIXXION française contemporaine, in a special issue devoted to writers-filmmakers (number 7, 2013, p. 162-170). He also contributed an essay on poet Fernand Ouellette to Les poésies de langue française et l'histoire au XXe siècle a collected volume published in January 2014 by the Presses universitaire de Rennes (France), and devoted to poetry and/in history (ed. Laure Michel and Delphine Rumeau).
Suzanne Vromen was invited to Queen Mary, University of London, to be keynote speaker at a conference on “The Rescue of Jews in Western Europe during the Holocaust: The Local, the National and the Transnational.” Her presentation was entitled “Organizing Rescue: The Mission of the Committee for the Defense of Jews in Occupied Belgium.”
“Vital Margins: Frontier Politics and Ethnic Identity” by Li-hua Ying appeared in Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands, edited by Emily T. Yeh and Chris Coggins, published by the University of Washington Press in June 2014.
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