JoAnne Akalaitis and Jean Wagner collaboratively launched a salon for women in theatre in the East Village of New York City. The salon was the topic of The New Yorker article, “Curtain Call,” by Rebecca Mead in April 2015.
Peggy Ahwesh was represented in summer exhibitions in Los Angeles at Human Resources and Château Shatto. In August 2015, two of her videos were screened in “Human. Machine. Material,” in Vilnius, Lithuania. A recent video, “Lessons of War,” is part of the touring program of the Ann Arbor Film Festival that travels to 15 international venues between August and December 2015. The exhibition Two Serious Ladies, which includes films by Ahwesh and Jennifer Montgomery, is at the Murray Guy gallery in New York from September 12 through October 24, 2015.
In August 2015, “Partition and the Politics of Citizenship in Assam,” by Sanjib Baruah appeared in Partition: The Long Shadow, published by University of Chicago Press and Zubaan Books, New Delhi.
“Rise and Fall,” an exhibition by Laura Battle, is at the Joyce Goldstein Gallery in Chatham, NY, September 12 through October 17, 2015.
“The Murder of William of Norwich,” a book review by Jonathan Brent, was published in Moment Magazine (September-October 2015).
In July 2015, “Good People, Bad Judgments,” by Ian Buruma, was published in Project Syndicate; and his review of Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard was published in The New York Times Sunday Book Review.
In September 2015, John Cullinan examined the fairness of voting on The Academic Minute.
Deirdre d’Albertis co-edited “Mary Howitt,” in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, published by Blackwell in August 2015.
In August 2015, Richard Davis participated in a two-week workshop on “Archeology of Bhakti,” organized by the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient in Pondicherry, India; and he presented a paper, “Icons and Aniconism from a Priest’s Perspective: Manifestations of Siva in a Temple Festival,” at the World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, in Ekfurt, Germany.
September 12 through October 25, 2015, Soundings, an exhibition with works by Ellen Driscoll is at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY.
Two essays by Omar Encarnación were recently published on ForeignAffairs.com, “Bullish on Spain” on July 14, 2015 and “Don’t Cry for Me Greece, Argentina” on July 26, 2015.
Recent publications by Miriam Felton-Dansky include: “Anonymous Is A Woman: The New Politics of Identification in ‘Magical and Untitled Feminist Show’” in Theatre Journal, vol. 67 no. 2, and “Borrowed Crowds: The Living Theatre’s Contagious Revolution” in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater published by Oxford University Press in July 2015.
In July 2015, Peter Filkins was interviewed by Francesca Rheannon on The Writer's Voice, which is broadcast on stations of the Progressive Radio Network, and in August 2015, his translation of H.G. Adler's The Wall was published in paperback by The Modern Library.
In August 2015, Christopher Gibbs gave a series of talks on the music of Franz Schubert for the Music@Menlo and delivered the opening lecture, “Whom Music Matters: Political Engagement Since the Enlightenment,” for Art and Politics at the Chautauqua Institution.
Ocho Y Ocho, an exhibition by Arthur Gibbons, was at CR10 Arts in Linlithgo, NY from September 19 through October 3, 2015.
Susan Gillespie's proposal for "The Translatability Project" appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of In Other Words. The Journal for Literary Translators, a publication of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
In July 2015, Hal Haggard described the life cycles of black holes on NPR’s The Academic Minute.
Ed Halter curated the cinema portion of International Pop at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from April 11 through August 29, 2015; the catalog of the exhibition was published in July 2015 and included his essay, “Pop and Cinema: Three Tendencies.” In conjunction with the exhibit he published three more essays for Walker Magazine devoted to artists in the show: “Light and Freedom: William Klein’s Pop Politics” (June 2015); ““Pop Cinema at Its Best Pop”: George Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked” (July 2015); and “A Listener’s Guide to Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising” (August 2015). In July 2015, Halter was interviewed by The New York Times for the article “Filmmaker Joe Gibbons Gets a Year in Prison for a Robbery He Called Performance Art,” and he organized a retrospective of filmmaker Edward Owens at Light Industry in Brooklyn, NY. His essay “Will You Be My Version” was published in Afterall, Issue 38.
Poems by Cole Heinowitz have recently been published in the journal Ladowich (July 2015) and the collection In/Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley (Station Hill Press, 2015). Her translations of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro’s poetry appeared in the journals Riot of Perfume (July 2015) and Dolce Stil Criollo (June 2015).
In July 2015, the article “When and why do old adults outsource control to their environment,” co-authored by Thomas Hutcheon, was published in Psychology and Aging.
Tang Desheng: Educated Youth, an exhibition curated by Patricia Karetzky, is at John Jay College in New York, NY from September 16 through October 30, 2015.
Recent articles co-authored by Felicia Keesing include “Accelerated phenology of blacklegged ticks under climate warming” in Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences, vol. 370; “Is biodiversity good for your health?” in Science, vol. 349; “Frontiers in research on biodiversity and disease” in Ecology Letters, August 2015; and “Interdisciplinary and Infectious Diseases: An Ebola Case Study” in PLoS Pathogens, August 2015.
“A convenient direct laser writing system for the creation of microfluidic masters” co-authored by Christopher LaFratta and Bard students Olja Simoska ‘15, Ian Pelse ‘15, Shuyi Weng ‘15 and Miles Ingram ‘15, was published in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 19, issue 2, pgs. 419-426, 2015.
As part of the Open Science Collaboration, Kristin Lane co-authored the paper, “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science,” published in Science, August 2015. She recently spoke to the justices on the Massachusetts State Superior Court on implicit bias and delivered the Race Matters lecture at Hampshire College.
In July 2015, WAMC Roundtable featured Gideon Lester, Susana Meyer, and Neal Cooper discussing highlights of the Bard SummerScape season.
In July 2015, Erica Lindsay performed and premiered a new piece for jazz quintet, at the first ARC Jazz Festival in Kansas City in collaboration with the Kansas City Jazz Museum, at the Blue Room. In August 2015, she performed with the Jeff Siegel Quartet at the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium in New York City.
In September 2015, A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film by Joseph Luzzi (John Hopkins University Press, May 2014) was selected as a finalist for The Bridge Book award.
Robert McGrail presented the results of his joint research with James Belk entitled "The Word Problem for Finitely-Presented Quandles is Undecidable" at the 22nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information, and Computation (WoLLIC) in July 2015 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Their peer-reviewed article appeared in volume 9160 of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
This summer Sean McMeekin was awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society for his research in Moscow and St. Petersburg on “Mutinies in the Russian Army in 1917,” and his lecture on the Treaty of Versailles aired on CSPAN for their “Lectures in History” classroom series.
In July 2015, Walter Russell Mead traveled to South Korea as part of a Council on Foreign Relations team of expert’s work shopping “South Korea’s Strategic Choices and Management of Regional Rivalries in Northeast Asia,” which included a one-day academic conference in Busan, ROK. He interviewed Senator John McCain for the Hudson Institute’s Dialogues on American Strategy and Statesmanship, broadcast on C-SPAN on July 21, 2015, and in August 2015, he testified before the United States Senate Armed Services Committee on the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) and the Middle East’s regional power balance.
“Rabbinic Literature and the Christian Scriptures” by Jacob Neusner was published in The Review of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern, vol. 18, issue 2.
In August 2015, The New York Times published the article “Who Should Be Ejected from the Literary Canon?” by Francine Prose. In September 2015, her book, Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern, was published by Yale University Press.
“Lamp-lit bridges as dual light-traps for the night-swarming mayfly Ephoron virgo: Interaction of phototaxis and polarotaxis,” co-authored by Bruce Roberston was published in PLoS One 10(3) and his research with Bard students on the effects of solar energy on wildlife was featured in The Wildlife Professional 9:18-24.
“Susan Fox Rogers: Sycamore Canyon” by Susan Fox Rogers, was published in Guernica in September 2015.
In August 2015, Luc Sante was featured in The New York Times Style Magazine’s “The Writer’s Room.”
“Stephen Shore; Retrospective,” a solo show by Stephen Shore is at Espace Van Gogh, Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, France, from July 6 through September 20, 2015. Recent and current group shows include “Conflict, Time, Photography” at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, April 10 through July 5, 2015; “HyperAmerica” at Kunsthas Graz in Austria, April 10 through August 30, 2015; “In the Garden” at the International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, N.Y., May 9 through September 6, 2015; “The Order of Things” at The Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany, May 17 through September 27, 2015; “Station to Station: a 30 day happening” at the Barbican Arts Centre in London, June 27 through July 26, 2015; “Warhol Underground” at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in Metz, France, July 1 through November 15, 2015; “Photographing Monet’s Garden: Five Contemporary Views” at the Musée des Impressionismes, in Giverny, France, July 31 through November 1, 2015; and a traveling exhibition “This Place” that opened October 2014 in Prague at the Dox Centre for Contemporary Arts and will end at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in February 2016. He has given numerous public lectures, and interviews and articles have recently been published in Time, Beaux Arts, Monopol, El País, Libération, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal online, and Shutterbug.
Recent performances by Erika Switzer include Brahms Lieder on an 1890’s Erard, at Early Music Vancouver, in Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 4, 2015 and a Pre-Concert Performance of Schumann Lieder, at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City on August 18 and 19, 2015.
Pavlina Tcherneva appeared on the TV program “Boom and Bust” (RT) on July 1 and 11, 2015 and on The American Interest podcast on July 15, 2015 with Richard Aldous to discuss the Greek economic crisis.
“The functional significance of shyness in anorexia nervosa,” co-authored by Amy Winecoff, was published in European Eating Disorders Review, July 2015.
Tom Wolf co-curated “The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi” at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., April through August 2015.
In August 2015, Japheth Wood co-presented “The Cell Phone Dropping Problem” and “Math Circle Demonstration” (theme: Catalan Numbers) at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C.
In September 2015, Why Minsky Matters by L. Randall Wray was published by Princeton University Press, and the second edition of his book Modern Money Theory was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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In November 2014, Susan Aberth was interviewed in WAMC to discuss Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
JoAnne Akalaitis and Jean Wagner collaboratively launched a salon for women in theatre in the East Village of New York City. The salon was the topic of The New Yorker article, “Curtain Call,” by Rebecca Mead in April 2015.
In July 2014, the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) named Peggy Ahwesh the recipient of the 2014 NAMAC Artist Award in honor of her contributions over the last 30 years primarily in the field of experimental film and video; she also received an award from the National Film Preservation Foundation for her preservation work on Julie Murray’s FF, Tr’cheot’my P’sy, A Legend of Parts and Conscious. Her solo exhibition, Kissing Point, was at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015. City Thermogram, a portrait of the urban everyday though the lens of a heat-sensitive camera, by Ahwesh was projected on electronic billboards in Times Square every night in April 2015 from 11:57 p.m. to midnight.
Tony Ryan: Ireland’s Aviator by Richard Aldous, originally published in August 2013 and a Sunday Times bestseller, was published in the United Kingdom in November 2014. In December 2014, he was featured on CNN on how Alan Clark Diaries offers such great insight into UK politics. His review of Modernity Britain: 1957-1962 by David Kynaston was published in the Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times in January 2015 and “FIFA, the United States, and Global Order” by Aldous was published by The American Interest in June 2015.
In July 2014, Craig Anderson received a National Science Foundation Research for Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) award for his proposal “Cyclometalated Platinum Complexes Having Selective Reactivity and Applications in Catalytic, Photophysical, and Bio-Organometallic Systems.”
Myra Armstead was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship as a Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence for six months beginning in September 2014. The fellowship will give her access to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and other centers of The New York Public Library for her research in progressive public history in Harlem.
“Poets on Photography” by John Ashbery, Ann Lauterbach, Richard Howard, and Ben Lerner appeared in the Paris Review in December 2014.
“Dividing Line” by Sanjib Baruah appeared in the opinion section of the Journalism of Courage, October 2014, and his column “The Nagas of India and Myanmar” was posted on The Indian Express in May 2015.
Recent work by Laura Battle was included in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock, New York, September 5, 2014 through October 19, 2014.
In November 2014, Alex Benson presented the paper “Alternating Sounds and Ayaya Songs” (on the ethnographic notation of Inuit drum dances in the nineteenth century) at “American Vernaculars,” a conference hosted by the New York Metro American Studies Association. His article “Gatsby’s Tattoo: Gesture, Tic, and Description,” appeared in Criticism, volume 56, number 4.
“Instituting Freedom,” by Roger Berkowitz was published in European Journal of Political Theory, July 2014. He was a visiting professor for the academic year 2014-2015 at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes En Sciences Sociales in Jurisprudence where he delivered a series of lectures on Hannah Arendt, Politics, and Law. He gave the keynote speech, “How to Love Our World: Hannah Arendt’s Judgment of Adolf Eichmann,” at “The Tribunal: A Trial Against the Transgressions of the 20th Century,” in Karlsruhe, Germany; and his essay, “Drones and the Question of ‘The Human,’” was published in Carnegie Journal of Ethics & International Affairs, volume 28.
Celia Bland’s poem “Cherokee Road Kill” was awarded the 2015 Raynes Poetry Prize. Her poem “Revolutions Per Minute,” appeared in Red Wheelbarrow in February 2015 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay, “Instructions for Children” was included in the Storyscape Anthology Two, published in April 2015.
Among his many recent activities and accomplishments, Leon Botstein delivered the Frank Memorial Lecture in Judaism and Contemporary Issues in September 2014, and was profiled by The New Yorker, “Pictures from an Institution” by Bard alumna Alice Gregory ‘09. In November 2014, he wrote about how colleges can deliver on the promise of Liberal Arts for The Washington Post, and encouraged rethinking arts, humanities education for the Yale Daily News. Botstein was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article, “How ‘The Colbert Report’ Has Given a ‘Bump’ to Academic Guests” in December 2014. In February 2015, he spoke with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in a live webcast “A Conversation with Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Champion of Liberal Arts Education.” In March 2015, his article, “Are We Still Making Citizens?” was featured in Democracy, issue 36. In April 2015, he championed the new Senate bill to increase college access for low-income students in an Augusta Free Press article, and received the Deborah W. Meier Heroes in Education Award from FairTest. In May 2015, he spoke with the Latin Post about the Bard Music Festival focusing on the works of Carlos Chávez and in June 2015, Central European University hosted a panel on democracy, with Botstein.
In the fall of 2014, Jonathan Brent was appointed by the Prime Minister of Lithuania to the International Commission for the Investigation of Crimes by the Soviet and Nazi regimes in Lithuania 1939-1945; he gave the Fleischman Memorial Lecture at George Washington University and successfully negotiated a deal with the Lithuanian government to initiate the digitization and preservation of the prewar collections of books and documents of The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. His book review, “Eichmann Before Jerusalem,” was published in Moment Magazine (January-February 2015). In April 2015, he presented a paper at the Princeton Conference on Polish-Jewish History, and on Isaac Babel and the Russian Avant Garde at the International Conference on the Russian Avant Garde at the Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. In May 2015, he presented a paper on Polish-Jewish History at the Polin Warsaw Museum on the History of Polish Jews; he was appointed to the International Joint Commission on Jewish-Lithuanian Relations, and gave a presentation at the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas).
Recent performances by Teresa Buchholz include: Mozart’s Requiem with The Tulsa Symphony at the Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 2015); Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass with Voices of Ascension at The Church of the Ascension in New York City (March 2015); Mozart’s Requiem with the Stamford Symphony at The Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut (March 2015); and Berio’s Folk Songs with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee (April 2015).
Recent Project Syndicate articles by Ian Buruma include: “Abe’s Long March,” in July 2014; “Who Loves China?” in October 2014; “Immigration and the New Class Divide,” in December 2014; and “Charlie and Theo,” in January 2015, and “The End of 1945,” on Project Syndicate in May 2015. In June 2015, Buruma won the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for “Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War.”
“Tunable fractional quantum Hall phases in bilayer graphene,” co-authored by Paul Cadden-Zimansky, was published in Science magazine, vol. 345, issue 6196 – July 2014. Min Kyung Shinn ’14 and Gavin Myers ’14 are acknowledged in the paper for their help with the measurements.
In July 2014, Mary Caponegro was a featured reader at the Juniper Festival in Amherst, MA; in November 2014, her work was honored at a two-day conference at the University of Udine, Italy; she received a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria; and in December 2014, her essays appeared in The Force of What is Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde, published by Nightboat Books; she also gave a reading at Mellow Pages in Brooklyn, New York.
In March 2015, Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present, co-edited by Maria Sachiko Cecire was published by Ashgate, and Cecire was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club.
In November 2014, Omar Cheta received the Malcolm H. Kerr Award for best dissertation in social sciences from the Middle Eastern Studies Association; he presented his paper, "Merchants, Bureaucrats and the Question of Commercial Debt int he Nineteenth Century," at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
In July 2014, Bruce Chilton was interviewed for National Geographic in Compostela, Spain for a documentary on James the son of Zebedee, and his book Christianity – The Basics, was published by Routledge. Recent published articles include “Paul and the Curse of the Law and the Blessing of Atonement: Paul’s Deployment of Septuagintal Language,” Die Septuaginta – Text, Wirkung, Rezeption.4. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 19.–22. Juli 2012 (eds Wolfgang Kraus and Siegfried Kreuzer with Martin Meiser and Marcus Sigismund; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014) 597-610; “Taxes, and the Teaching of Jesus,” in the Journal of Institutional Studies 6,2 (2014) 43-57, and his essay “The Exodus Theology of the Palestinian Targumim,” was featured in The Book of Exodus. Composition, Reception, and Interpretation: Supplements to Vetus Testmentum 164 (eds Thomas B. Dozemen, Craig A. Evans, and Joel N. Lohr; Leiden: Brill) 387-403. He spoke on his most recent research interests in Szeged at the invitation of the Studiorum NOvi TEstamenti Societas and in San Diego for the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion. In February 2015, Chilton was a featured expert for CNN’s “The Mystery of Jesus,” and was also interviewed for the National Geographic Channel’s “A Look Into the Missing Years of Jesus.” Both reflected on his book, Christianity: The Basics.
A Legacy of Learning. Essays in Honor of Jacob Neusner edited by Bruce Chilton, Alan Avery-Peck and William Scott Green, was published by Brill in December 2014, as part of The Brill Reference Library of Judaism.
In April 2015, Teju Cole gave the inaugural Susan D. Gubar Lecture at Indiana University and in June 2015, he gave the keynote address at the African Literature Association meeting in Bayreuth, Germany. Cole was awarded the 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction by Yale University; his book Every Day is for the Thief (Random House) was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/Open Book Award, and he was named photography critic of The New York Times Magazine.
“3-D Trick Pony,” a movie by Ben Coonley, was part of a 3-D movie series screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in April 2015.
In May 2015, Christian Crouch won the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society. The prize recognizes the best book in the field, Crouch’s 2014 publication Nobility Lost: French & Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians & the End of New France.
In August 2014, Leah Cox was named Associate Dean of the American Dance Festival, the oldest and most prestigious dance festival in the U.S.
Robert Culp has been awarded a 2014-15 Scholar Grant from the Chiang Chiang-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (USA) to support research and writing for his next book project, “Publishing Circles and the Production of Culture in Post-Imperial China, 1900-1955.” He was also awarded a second grant from the Chiang Chiang-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (USA) to support hosting a conference, “Organized Knowledge and State Socialism, 1949-1978,” at the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the University of California at Berkeley in December.
The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage (MOISA) awarded Lauren Curtis a 2014 Research Prize for the best-unpublished Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Greek and Roman music. In January 2015, she presented her paper, “Catullan Choreia: Reinventing the Chorus in Roman Poetry,” at the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting in New Orleans where she was on the panel, “Ancient Greek and Roman Music: Current Approaches and New Perspectives.”
“Dr. Diamond’s Day Off,” by Laurie Dahlberg appears in the February 2015 issue of History of Photography.
“How Robert Gates Got Away With It,” by Mark Danner was published in The New York Review of Books in August 2014; the review was the seventh in an ongoing series on the Forever War. “’Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi” a review by Danner, was published in the Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times in February 2015, and his article “State of Siege: Their Torture, and Ours,” was published by The Criterion Collection, May 2015.
The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography by Richard Davis was published by Princeton University Press in November 2014 and was reviewed in The New York Review of Books. His essay "Gifts of the Gita," was published on the Huffington Post, and he gave a lecture on "Teaching the Bhagavad Gita, the 'Hindu Bible'" at a workshop, "Sacred Texts and Sacred Places: Teaching the History and Practice of Religion in India," at Columbia University. In March 2015, he presented the keynote lecture, “What’s in a Bible? The Bhagavad Gita in the Public Sphere,” for a graduate seminar on "Studying Religion in the Global Age," at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark. In April 2015, he gave a lecture for the Columbia University South Asia Seminar, entitled, "Boat over Troubled Water: The Bhagavad Gita and Indian Nationalists,” and his article, "Temple in a Frame: God Posters Of and For Worship," was published in Virtual Homes, Image Worlds: Essays from Tasveer Ghar, edited by Christiane Brosius, Sumathi Ramaswamy, and Yousuf Saeed (New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2015).
“Unknown: Pictures of Strangers,” an exhibition at the Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio, from June 27, 2014 through September 20, 2014 included new works by Tim Davis.
In May 2015, Carolyn Dewald delivered a paper, "How Many Miles to Babylon? Herodotus Narrates the Enormous Eastern City," at the annual Ninth Symposium of the Melammu Project conference, Conceptualizing Past, Present and Future, in Helsinki and Tartu (Estonia).
Daniella Dooling’s video “Time for Me to Fly,” was included in the exhibition “influx” at CR10 in Linlithgo, NY in July 2014; she performed “Room 10 Rants” at LABspace in Great Barrington, MA in August 2014, and her work was included in “The Egg,” a group exhibition at LABspace from July 30 through September 1, 2014. In September 2014, she installed a project at Incident Report in Hudson, New York. Her solo exhibition “Bloody Dick Road in the Big Hole Valley: files from the girl in room 10,” was on view at the Esther Massry Gallery at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York from October 10 though December 7, 2014, and in collaboration with Les LeVeque, she performed “Room 10 Rants” at the Esther Massry Gallery, in Albany, New York in November 2014, and in December 2014 at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
“Night to Day, Here and Away” by Ellen Driscoll was commissioned by the Patterson Foundation for the National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida and inaugurated in a Veterans Legacy Summit at the site in November 2014. Photographs of the mosaic structures can be seen on her website, http://www.ellendriscoll.net/project_info/news/141
In July 2014, Eli Dueker was appointed Visiting Researcher at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies. Recent publications co-authored by Dueker include “Groundwater hydrogeochemistry in injection experiments simulating CO2 leakage from geological storage reservoir” in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, volume 26 and “Microbial stimulation and succession following a test well injection simulating CO2 leakage into a shallow Newark Basin aquifer” in PLOS One, January 2015. he also received funding from the Hudson River Foundation for water quality sampling equipment to establish the Bard Water Lab in the Bard Ecology Field Station. This lab creates a science-based space for Bard faculty, staff, and students to work in partnership with communities, non-profits, and local government on innovative approaches to sustainable management of precious water resources.
Omar Encarnación’s essay “Gay Rights: Why Democracy Matters,” was the lead essay in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Democracy. In October 2014, his essay, “The Gay Rights Charade,” appeared in Foreign Affairs and his short piece on Podemos was published in World Politics Review in November 2014. The December 2014 issue of Perspectives on Politics devoted its Critical Dialogues section to Encarnación’s latest book, Democracy without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting,” and in June 2015, his essay “The Ghost of Roe” was published on ForeignAffairs.com.
Recent publications by Helen Epstein include: “Africa’s Slide Towards Disaster” in The International New York Times, August 2014; “Liberia: The Hidden Truth About Ebola” in The New York Review of Books, October 2014; “Can A Costly Campaign to Eradicate Polio From Nigeria Possibly Succeed?” (as Alex Kornblum) in The Nation, November 2014; “Colossal Corruption in Africa” in The New York Review of Books, December 2014; “Ebola in Liberia: An Epidemic of Rumors” in The New York Review of Books, December 2014, “Who’s Afraid of African Democracy?” in The New York Review of Books, May 2015. Epstein also organized the conference “Development without Freedom? Justice, Human Rights, and Foreign Aid in Africa,” co-sponsored by Bard’s Human Rights Program, NYU’s Development Research Institute and The Rift Valley Institute, in April 2015.
Gidon Eshel was lead author in the study “Land, irrigation water, greenhouse gas, and the reactive nitrogen burdens of meat, eggs, and dairy production in the United States,” published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, July 2014. The study was the topic of The Wall Street Journal article “Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says,” on July 21, 2014, and he was interviewed for Science Friday, “What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?” July 25, 2014 – click for the link to listen http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/07/25/2014/what-s-the-real-cost-of-your-steak.html.
In July 2014, Rumor, Diplomacy and War in Enlightenment Paris (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment) by Tabetha Ewing was published by Voltaire Foundation.
The Logic of Wish and Fear: New Perspectives on Genres of Western Fiction by Ben La Farge was published in July 2014 by Palgrave Pivot.
In November 2014, Nuruddin Farah was interviewed by NPR; in December 2014, his short story, “The Start of an Affair,” was reviewed in The New York Times, and his book Hiding in Plain Sight was among the year’s best fiction according to the Kirkus list of Best Fiction Books of 2014. In June 2015, he was interviewed on BBC World Service about the book, which was published in October 2014 by Riverhead Books.
“Memory’s Witness – Witnessing Memory” by Peter Filkins appeared in Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, edited by Helen Finch and Lynn Wolff, published by Camden House in August 2014. In December 2014, Filkins presented a paper “The Uses, Misuses, and Abuses of Biography in H.G. Adler’s Shoah Trilogy” at the American Jewish Studies conference in Baltimore; he organized a roundtable on “H.G. Adler’s Shoah Trilogy” at the MLA convention in Vancouver; two of his poems appeared in the fall issue of The Sewanee Review; Random House published his translation of H.G. Adler’s novel The Wall; and he was awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2015-2016 to support completion of his biography of Adler. In February 2015, he gave a talk entitled "Toward a Theory of Translation Revision" at Princeton University, and a talk on his translation of H.G. Adler's novel The Wall at the New York Institute for the Humanities. In May 2015, he was appointed to the New York Institute for the Humanities; he presented a panel on "H.G. Adler: A Survivor's Dual Reverie" at the Jewish Museum of New York, and he was awarded a grant from the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur to translate poems by H.G. Adler for his biography on him. His poem "Happy Trails" appeared in the spring issue of The Hopkins Review.
In September 2014, exhibitions by Larry Fink were at Fotografia in Rome, and at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in The Netherlands. In November 2014, he had an exhibition at Paris Photo in Paris, and in January 2015 “The Beats” is at Feroz Gallery in Bonn, Germany. He won the 2015 Infinity Award for art from The International Center of Photography, and in June 2015, “Larry Fink: ‘Photography Is the Critical Instrument of the Curious,’” an interview with Fink appeared in Time magazine. His photographs were on exhibit in Charlottesville, Virginia for Look3 Festival of the Photograph, June 10-13, 2015.
Kyle Gann reviewed Words Without Music by Philip Glass for The New York Times Sunday Book Review section in June 2015.
Susan H. Gillespie translated Franz Schubert's opera "Fierrabras" into English for this year's Bard Music Festival. Working with director Dmitry Troyanovsky and dramaturge Michael P. Steinberg, she transformed spoken dialogue and "melodrama" (words spoken with orchestral accompaniment) into shorter, more contemporary English speech.
Recent Levy Economics Institute working papers by Olivier Giovannoni include “What do we know about the labor share and the profit share? Part I: Theories”; “What do we know about the labor share and the profit share? Part II: Empirical Studies”; “What do we know about the labor share and the profit share? Part III: Measures and Structural Factors”; and Income distribution macroeconomics.” In January 2014, he participated in a panel discussion, “Inequality: challenge of the century?” at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting in Boston, MA.
Jacqueline Goss and her collaborator Jenny Perlin premiered their film The Measures at the New York Film Festival in October 2014 at Lincoln Center.
In the fall of 2014, Marka Gustavvson performed “Chamber Music in the Morning” for the Eastman School of Music concert series and taught a master class for the their chamber music program. In May 2015, she performed with the Cassatt String Quartet during their tour of Asia, with concerts at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and in Tokyo, as well as a showcase concert for Chamber Music America's commissioning projects. She adjudicated the Hugo Kauder International Viola Competition in June 2015 at Yale and taught at the Yellow Barn YAP program, which attracts students from international conservatories.
Lianne Habinek received the Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant 2014-15 from the Hale Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University. She will conduct archival research while in residence at the Historical Library’s large collection of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs and pamphlets, enabling her to progress toward the completion of her book project, “Such Wondrous Science: Early Modern Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience.”
”Black hole fireworks: quantum-gravity effects outside the horizon spark black to white hole tunneling,” co-authored by Hal Haggard, was featured in “Quantum bounce could make black holes explode” published in Nature, July 2014.
“Strategic Interruptions: Some Notes on the Work of Ammiel Lacalay” by Cole Heinowitz, was published in The Boston Review in November 2014.
“From Gardens of Knowledge to Ezbekiyya after Midnight: The Novel and the Arabic Press from Beirut to Cairo, 1870-1892” by Elizabeth Holt was published in Middle Eastern Literatures vol. 16, issue 3. Her work was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral research fellowship.
In May 2015, Thomas Hutcheon presented “Investigating the specificity of proactive control in studies of selective attention” at the Association for Psychological Science Annual meeting in New York City.
In January 2015, Peter Hutton presented his film AT Sea at the Phoenix Museum of Art, as well as a program of short films (Lodz Symphony, Study of a River, New York Portrait and Part one of THREE LANDSCAPES, his most recent film) at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
“James Benning & Peter Hutton: Nature is a Discipline,” an exhibition featuring works by Peter Hutton and curated by Ed Halter, was at the Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York, January 24 through March 8, 2015; the exhibition was reviewed by The New York Times in February 2015.
In April 2015, Wavetable, a poetry collection by Michael Ives was published by Dr. Cicero Books.
“Chemical probing of RNA with the hydroxyl radical at single atom resolution,” co-authored by Swapan Jain, was published in Nucleic Acids Research, October 2014.
In July 2014, Bill T. Jones received a 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Recipients of the award consist of individuals or groups who have done groundbreaking work in the arts and humanities, making significant contributions to the human experience.
In December 2014, Brooke Jude received a grant from the New York State Water Resources Institute. She will be working with K-12 students and Bard undergraduates to sample bodies of water across the region for an important group of bacteria.
In May 2015, Making Sense of Buddhist Art and Architecture by Patricia Karetzky was published by Thames & Hudson Ltd; her article, “The Transformations of Xuanwu/Zhenwu” appeared in the Journal of Daosit Studies, volume 8, and she was curator for The Realm of QinSe at the Eli Klein Gallery in New York.
Felicia Keesing and Michael Tibbetts were among the co-authors for "Prevalence of Human-Active and Variant 1 Strains of the Tick-Borne Pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Hosts and Forests of Eastern North America," published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2014): 13-0525, and "Co-Infection of blacklegged ticks with Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi is higher than expected and acquired from small mammal hosts," published in PloS one 9, no. 6 (2014): e99348. Keesing’s study was the topic of the article “One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections,” published in U.S. News & World Report in July 2014. Recent articles co-authored by Keesing also include: “Cascading Consequences of the Loss of Large Mammals in an African Savanna," published in BioScience 64.6 (2014): 487-495; "Life history and demographic drivers of reservoir competence for three tick-borne zoonotic pathogens," published in PloS one 9, no. 9 (2014): e107387, and "A call for inclusive conservation," published in Science 12 (2014): 7. The Academic Minute on WAMC for September 17, 2014, featured Keesing in a segment on “Threatened Biodiversity.”
Winter Music by Robert Kelly, with photographs by Susan Quasha, was published by T Space Editions in September 2014 and A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly was published by Contra Mundum Press. In October 2014, The Color Mill by Kelly, with drawings by Nathlie Provosty, was published by Spuyen Duyvil Publishing.
James Ketterer was elected to the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley World Affairs Council. In March 2015, he gave a lecture at Future University of Egypt about the role of education and cultural affairs as a component of diplomacy, focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations, and April 2015, he addressed President Obama’s statement regarding the drone strike in Pakistan on WAMC Public Radio.
In December 2014, David Kettler received a John Fekete Award from Trent University in Ontario for his outstanding service to the institution’s faculty association. In April 2015, he presented “Homeless in Berlin: Ernst Fraenkel and Franz I. Neumann,” for the International Conference, Exiles, Returnees and their Social and Cultural Exchange between Europe, the United States and Canada, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. In May 2015, he presented “A Monument in Kreuzberg: Between Marx and Michels” for the International Conference on Critical Topography in Canada, organized by the Critical Topography Research Group (Trent University) and the Documentary Media Research Centre (Ryerson University).
“Tadpole model links drug exposure to autism-like effects” co-authored by Arseny Khakhalin appeared in Health Canal in February 2015; and “Valproate-Induced Neurodevelopmental Deficits in Xenopus laevis Tadpoles,” co-authored by Khakhalin, was published in The Journal of Neuroscience 35, no. 7.
The Last Illusion by Porochista Khakpour (published in May 2014 by Bloomsbury) was included on The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2014.
“Engaging the Brazilian State: The Belo Monte Dam and the Struggle for Political Voice,” by Peter Klein, was published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, vol 42, issue 6; and his article “Accessing Scarce Resources in the Brazilian Amazon: Voluntary Associations and Secure Land Title” was published in Latin American Research Review, vol 50, number 1.
Cynthia Koch was curator for “Building Clinton: The Toolbox of Sherman Hoyt,” at the Creek Meeting House, in Clinton Corners, NY, August 2-17, 2014. In June 2015, she organized and chaired a panel presentation at the New York State History Conference at Niagara University. The panel included Helene Tieger, college archivist; Amy Herman, visual resources curator; and Jeremy Hall, digital resources librarian, all of whom have been involved in the development of the online student exhibit, “Before Bard: A Sense of Place" developed by students in Koch’s Public History Practicum. The exhibit is available to the public on the Bard Library website at http://omekalib.bard.edu/exhibits/show/before_bard .
In April 2015, Cecile Kuznitz presented her paper “’Where the Treasure of Our People Lies’: The Role of Collecting in the Work of YIVO” at the Gruss Colloquium “Doing Wissenschaft: The Academic Study of Judaism as Practice” at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Logic of Wish and Fear: New Perspectives on Genres of Western Fiction by Ben La Farge was published by Palgrave in July 2014.
In October 2014, Paul La Farge was interviewed by The New Yorker about his short story “Rosendale.”
Christopher LaFratta was faculty advisor for the Bard chapter that was awarded an Honorable Mention for its activities by the American Chemical Society in December 2014.
In November 2014, Nicholas Lanzillo presented, Exploring Nanoscale Material Properties through Quantum Mechanics and High Performance Computing, at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Physics Colloquium, in North Adams, MA. His recent co-authored articles include: “Metallic few-layer flowerlike VS2 nanosheets as field emitters,” published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 31, 5331 (2014), and “Weak electron-phonon coupling in the early alkali atomic wires,” published in Physica E 66, 125-127 (2015).
Recent publications by Ann Lauterbach include: Saint Petersburg Notebook, published in October 2014 by Omnidawn; “Alice in the Wasteland,” published in the California Journal of Poetics, December 2014; and “A Reading,” published in BAX: Best American Experimental Poetry. Recent readings of her work and seminars attended include: Yale Poets and Critics Seminar in New Haven, CT, in September 2014; Eastern Michigan University in November 2014; and the Poets & Critics Symposium in December 2014.
In November 2014, Events Ashore by An-My Lê, was reviewed in The New Yorker. Her work was included in group exhibitions including, Staging Disorder at the University of the Arts in London, January through March 2015; Time of Others at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, April through June 2015; and America is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, May through September 2015. She also had a solo exhibition at the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenberg, Sweden in February 2015, and is the 2015 Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.
Gideon Lester’s essay “Dramaturgs as artistic leaders” was published in the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy in August 2014. He also served as a member of the theater jury for this year's Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts. Gideon Lester co-curated “Crossing the Line,” an international arts festival in New York City.
In January 2015, Stuart Levine delivered a lecture to the International Obedience to Authority Conference in Russia. He presented a paper on the continuing development of his Bard College seminar, ‘Milgram –Obedience to Authority,’ and insights that have emerged in the course over the years. This year marks his 50th anniversary as a member of the College’s faculty.
In July 2014, Marissa Libbon presented her paper, “The Middle English Richard Coer de Lyon and Old Norse Textual Networks,” at the biennial meeting of the New Chaucer Society at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.
In April 2015, “Guineatown in the Hudson Valley’s Hyde Park,” by Christopher Lindner and Trevor Johnson ’07 appeared in The Archeology of Race in the Northeast, edited by C.N. Matthews and A.M. McGovern, published by the Society for Historical Archeology and University Press of Florida. In June 2015, Lindner presented “Archeology of the Black Rock Forest Pathway from the Hagers’ Place toward an Old Mine below Whitehorse Mountain” at the Black Rock Forest Research Symposium in Cornwall, NY.
Mark Lytle’s article, “The Environment and the Economy, 2000-Present,” was published in U.S. Economic Policy, Robert E. Wright and Thomas Feiler, Eds. (New York, Sage, 2014).
My Two Italies by Joseph Luzzi was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in July 2014; he was interviewed by Nina Shengold for the Chronogram, “Joseph Luzzi Conjures Two Italies: The Genius of Family;” and in October 2014, My Two Italies, was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice. In June 2015, his book In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love was published by HarperCollins; he was interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition, and his article “Summer Syllabus” was in the Huffington Post Arts and Culture section.
A solo exhibition of new works by Medrie MacPhee was at Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Toronto, February 6 through March 16, 2015. She created a commission for the main tower of the Mies van der Rohe building in Toronto, and was the recipient of the 2015 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibit and Purchase Award.
Norman Manea’s debut novel Captives, originally published in 1970, was translated and released in English in December 2014. The book was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, Chicago Tribune and Library Journal. In March 2015, he was interviewed for BOMB Magazine – Artists in Conversation, and in April 2015, the film “Le beau danger,” a portrait of Manea, premiered at the Lincoln Center.
Tanya Marcuse’s series, "Fallen," was exhibited in a two-person show at Independent Art Projects (IAP) at MASS MoCA, July 31, 2014 through September 21, 2014. Her project "Wax Bodies" is featured in "An Anatomical Waxwork Cabinet Meets Art" at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden, October 11, 2014 through April 19, 2015.
In September 2014, Robert McGrail presented his paper "CSPs and Connectedness: P/NP Dichotomy for Idempotent, Right Quasigroups" as part of the theory track at the 16th Symposium for Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2014) at Universitatea de Vest in Timisoara, Romania. He also presented this work at the Midwest Theory Seminar at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in November 2014. His coauthors include James Belk, Japheth Wood and Solomon Garber ’12.
“Ending the War on Al Qaeda,” by Christopher McIntosh was published in Orbis, vol. 58, issue 1, and “Counterterrorism as War: Identifying the Dangers, Risks, and Opportunity Costs of U.S. Strategy Toward Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates” was published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 38, number 1, 2015.
In November 2014, Sean McMeekin appeared on CSPAN to discuss the events leading up to World War I. In February 2015, he gave the lecture “The Ottoman Empire and the War in the Middle East,” at the WWI conference at the University of South Florida. In March 2015, the Los Angeles Times published his op-ed article “In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood.” In April 2015, he gave the headline lecture, “Russia and Ukraine: Historical Echoes of the Current Crisis,” at the Berkeley Forum, in Berkeley, California.
In November 2014, Walter Russell Mead testified before the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and gave the keynote address at a Kings’ College/University of Texas conference on the “special relationship” in London. In December 2014, he was in Cairo, Egypt for the U.S. Embassy and lectured at the American University in Cairo and the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute. He has also published articles in The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The American Interest. In May 2015, Mead spoke as part of “Democracy Works,” a conversation organized for the Centre for Development and Enterprise of Johannesburg, South Africa, in Washington, D.C.; he discussed “Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State” on NPR and was a featured speaker at the Hudson Institute’s Conference The Islamic State’s Religious Cleansing and the Urgency of a Strategic Response. In June 2015, his essay “End Times? The plight of the Middle East’s Christians” was published by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council.
“When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?” by Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes appeared in the Sunday Book Review BookEnds section of The New York Times in July 2014. His review “Hail Augustus! But Who Was He?” was published in The New York Review of Books in August 2014. “Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?” and “Should the United States Declare Books an ‘Essential Good?’” by Mendelsohn were published in The New York Times Sunday Book Review in November 2014, and his review, “New Television,” was published in the January 2015 issue of Harper’s Magazine. His article “Girl, Interrupted: Who was Sappho?” was published in the March 2015 issue of The New Yorker and his article, “The Robots Are Winning,” was published in The New York Review of Books in June 2015.
In August 2014, Susan Merriam gave a talk entitled “Unruly Displays: The 1993 Whitney Biennial and its Reception,” at a conference at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, organized by Tom Keenan, Jonathan Klarens and Drew Thompson.
Two articles recently published by Oleg Minin include: “The Reception of Russian Futurism through Satire: The Case of the 1913 Mishen' Debate,” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, ed. Günter Berghaus. Vol. 4 (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2014): 102-105, and “Russian Artists in the United States: The Case of Nikolai Remizov” Experiment. A Journal of Russian Culture, Vol. 20 (Brill: Leiden; Boston, 2014): 229-259.
Recent articles co-authored by Aniruddha Mitra: “Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is it Equality of Opportunity or Equality of Outcomes?” published in Feminist Economics, volume 21, issue 1 and “Media Freedom and Gender Equality: A Cross-National Instrumental Variable Quantile Analysis” in Applied Economics, volume 47, issue 22.
Bradford Morrow’s newest novel, The Forgers, was published by Grove Atlantic in November 2014 and named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Amazon, as well as an Indie Next pick and Library Reads selection. The audiobook edition of The Forgers won an award from Audiofile magazine, and the novel will be released in France, Germany, and the Czech Republic. His novella The Nature of My Inheritance was published by Mysterious Press in January 2015 and he performed his Bestiary with legendary guitarist and collaborator, Alex Skolnick, at KGB in New York.
Michelle Murray’s review, “Differentiating Recognition in International Politics” of The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition, by Axel Honneth, appeared in Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought 4, no. 4 (2014): 558-560.
In January 2015, Reuven (Ruby) Namdar won Israel’s leading literary prize, the Sapir Prize, for his novel The Ruined House.
The Emergence of God: A Rationalist Jewish Exploration of Divine Consciousness by David Nelson was published in May 2015 by University Press of America.
Isabelle O’Connell’s recording of composer Kevin Volans’ Concerto for Piano and Winds with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland was released on CD at the end of 2014 on the Lyric fm label, and is available on iTunes. She performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at the National Concert Hall in Dublin in June 2015.
Thomas O’Dowd co-authored a chapter “Teaching The Teachers: Preparation and Professional Development of Urban Environmental Educators,” in the ebook Urban Environmental Education.
“Computational Notebooks for AI Education,” co-authored by Keith O’Hara was presented for The 28th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) in May 2015.
The Dog by Joseph O’Neill was among Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was included on The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2014.
Joseph O’Neill and Mona Simpson both made the long list for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
Lothar Osterburg’s exhibition “Babel” was at Lesley Heller Workspace in New York City, March 15 though April 19, 2015.
Recent interviews and publications by Dimitri Papadimitriou include: “We Need a Different Europe,” Kathimerini, July 2014; “Export Model ‘Science Fiction,’” Naftemporiki, August 2014; “Are EU Bankers Trying to Increase Unemployment in Greece?,” The Huffington Post, August 2014; “How Would Greece Get Out of the Unemployment Impasse?” Kathimerini, August 2014; “Greek Crisis and the Dark Clouds Over the American Economy” (with C. J. Polychroniou), Truthout, August 2014; “The Economy Is Living the Myth of Numbers,” Ethnos, August 2014;“The Solution for the Debt Is a Large Haircut,” Eleftheros Typos, September 2014;“Two Lost Decades and Still an Overindebted Greece” (with C. J. Polychroniou), Eleftherotypia, September 2014; “Will Lindsay Lohan Save Greece?,” Newgeography, September 2014; he was interviewed regarding the expanded role central banks are playing in the global economy with Ron Fink, in September 2014; interviewed regarding the human cost of the debt crisis in Greece with Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press (Athens), in November 2014; “‘Juncker’s Stimulus Plan Is Unrealistic on Many Fronts,’” an interview with Dimitris Rapidis, BridgingEurope, December 2014; “Hello 2015. Goodbye Austerity?” The Huffington Post, January 2015; “Could Greece Be Europe's Lehman Brothers?”, interview with Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg Radio, January 2015; “Markets Tank with Greece Poised to Leave the Euro”, interview with Ian Masters, Background Briefing, January 2015; and interviewed regarding the Greek elections with Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg Radio, in January 2015. Papadmitriou also presented “More Europe, Enough Europe, Less Europe,” at the conference “After the EU Elections—Old Problems and New Challenges,” in Berlin, Germany, July 2014.
In September 2014, Philip Pardi received a 2015 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to support his translation of Salvadoran poet Claudia Lars.
Two articles co-authored by Francine Prose appeared in the Sunday Book Review BookEnds section of The New York Times in July 2014, “Are Categories Like Immigrant Fiction and ‘New American’ Fiction Valid or Worthwhile?” and “What Are the Last Literary Taboos?” “What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read” by Prose was published by The New York Times Sunday Book Review in October 2014; her book Lover’s at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 was included on the Kirkus list of Best Fiction Books of 2014, as well as The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2014. Her article “Courts Without Reporters” appeared on The New York Review of Books in December 2014. In February 2015, The New York Review of Books published two of her articles, “The Case for Hollywood History” and “A Nightmare on Broadway.” In April 2015, her article “Are Grand Historical Events Better Fodder for Fiction Than Everyday Life?” appeared in the Sunday Book Review Bookends section of The New York Times; and in June 2015, Prose was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.
In May 2015, Dina Ramadan presented the paper “A Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” at a symposium at Northwestern University entitled Before the Contemporary: Arts, Institutions, Revolutions. Her article "From Artist to Martyr: On Commemorating Ahmed Basiony" was published in the May 2015 issue of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Night Moves, was reviewed in the Irish Times in September 2014.
Bruce Robertson was named the Administrative Director of the Bard Ecology Field Station. His book chapter, “Anthropogenic polarization and polarized light pollution,” was published in Polarization Vision, Polarization Patterns, and Polarized Light Pollution in Animal Science, Horváth, G. ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 443-517. “Evaluating exotic plants as evolutionary traps for nesting Veeries,” co-authored by Robertson was published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, volume 117, issue 3.
In January 2015, Miles Rodriguez received the 2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Jamie Romm’s book Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero (published by Knopf in March 2014) was reviewed by The New York Times in July 2014, and was listed by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2014.
In June 2015, Julia Rosenbaum was named Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for the 2015-2016 academic year. The yearlong research fellowship will support her project, “Curated Bodies: The Display of Science and Citizenry in Post-Civil War America.”
In July 2014, Jonathan Rosenberg was invited to teach workshops in directing for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT.
In December 2014, Luc Sante won a 2014 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in the category of nonfiction literature. In February 2015, his article, “Thirteen Most” was published in The New York Review of Books, and in March 2015 his article “The Unknown Notebooks of Jean-Michel Basquiat” was published in The New York Times Style Magazine.
In July 2014, Amy Savage was selected for and participated in a PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM faculty, offered by PKAL and AAC&U, in Crestone, CO; she served as an invited panelist for a Biomedical Career Graduate Fair held at Yale University and was appointed to their Graduate Student Alumni Association Board. She co-authored “The Peritrophic Matrix Mediates Differential Infection Outcomes in the Tsetse Fly Gut following Challenge with Commensal, Pathogenic, and Parasitic Microbes," in The Journal of Immunology, vol. 193, no. 2; “Starting small: Using microbiology to foster scientific literacy,” with Brooke Jude, in Trends in Microbiology, vol. 22, issue 7; and a poster with Kristin Lane (presenter) and students Saumya Dadoo ’15 and Christina Wack ‘15, given at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting in Austin, TX. She gave a talk at the 2014 Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring Conference on science literacy education initiatives to improve decision-making. In May 2015, Savage presented on the Citizen Science Program at the 22nd Annual American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, held in Austin, Texas. She presented a poster on the program at the Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education held at Bates College. She also co-authored a poster with Kristin Lane, which was presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology; and co-authored a poster with Agustin Temporini '15, on his Senior Project research, presented at the 14th Annual New England Science Symposium.
In May 2015, “Rethinking Democracy: A Systems Perspective on the Global Unrest” by Gennady Shkliarevsky was published in Systems Research and Behavioral Science. His paper “Rethinking Leadership: A 21st Century Perspective,” was presented online for the conference organized by the Ukranian public group Rizzoma, in June 2015.
A solo exhibition of Stephen Shore’s work was at the 303 Gallery in New York City, September 11, 2014 through November 1, 2014; his recent group shows include “Constructing Worlds,” at the Barbican in London; “Conflict, Time, Photography,” at the Tate Modern in London and a Museum of Modern Art installation at Paris Photo in Paris. Shore’s photographs appear in The Open Road edited by David Campany; published by Aperture in October 2014. Stephen Shore: Survey, co-authored by Shore, was published by Aperture in December 2014 and includes over 250 of his images over his career; A Natureza das Fotografias by Shore was published by Cosac & Naify in 2014 and his photographs have been published recently in numerous magazines, including Aesthetica, Apollo, Blind Spot #47, Blind Spot #48, Chinese Photographers, Hohe Luft, IMA, M (Le Monde), L’Offiel Hommes, Photo World, T Magazine (NY Times), W and Zeit Magazin.
Maria Simpson performed with choreographer Sondra Loring in CRUSH, a duet in 5 chapters at the Cultivate Dance Festival in Bethlehem, NH in August 2014, where she also taught a master class in ballet technique, and the 92nd St. Y in New York, NY for the Dances at Noon Series in September 2014. In May 2015, she performed in Between the Lines, a benefit for Greene County Arts in Catskill N.Y. in collaboration with Sondra Loring and Kiki Smith, and in July 2015, she performed in Ditch in Catch-Hudson, Basilica, N.Y.; choreography by Sondra Loring.
Mona Simpson’s review of Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, was published in the New Republic in November 2014.
The Object Lesson, a play by Geoff Sobelle, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick in November 2014.
"Occupational Hazards," by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins was published as part of a special issue, "The Life of Infrastructure," in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2014. “Toxic Ecologies of Occupation,” an article co-authored by Stamatopoulou-Robbins, was published on the blog “Envirosociety” in April 2015.
In July 2014, Karen Sullivan presented a paper on "The Myth of the Myth of the Inquisition: Henry Charles Lea and His Readers" at a session on "Heresy and Repression" and participated in a round-table discussion on "Righteous Persecution, or Doing Justice to the Inquisitors," both at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds. The session and the round-table were organized to respond to two recent books on the medieval Inquisition, including Sullivan’s book Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors.
Julianne Swartz’s project, with the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program, “4 Directions at Hunter’s Point,” received an award for Excellence in Design from the New York City Design Commission in July 2014.
Erika Switzer performed Chamber Music of Beethoven and Faure at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, May 25 through June 7, 2015.
In July 2014, Pavlina Tcherneva presented research funded through an INET grant at the Mission-Oriented Finance for Innovation conference in Westminster and City Hall, London. Her article, “Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Bottom up Approach” was published in the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, September 2014, and was featured in the New York Times, CNN, NPR and other media outlets. Her paper “Full Employment, Inflation and Income Distribution: Evaluating the Impact of Alternative Fiscal Policies” appeared in Essays in Honor of Jan Kregel, D. Papadimitriou (ed.), London, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 and in November 2014, she gave a keynote talk at SUNY-New Paltz titled “When Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats: Growth and Inequality in the U.S.” She appeared on Wall Street Journal Live to discuss President Obama’s tax plan on January 21, 2015 and was interviewed by Tim Farley on the Morning Briefing (SXMPOTUS) about the President’s State of the Union Address on January 27, 2015. Tcherneva is advising the economic team of presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on employment and inequality; he presented her inequality research on the Senate Floor (C-SPAN2) on January 29, 2015. She delivered 3 keynote speeches on Modern Monetary Theory at regional FPA conferences in Oregon, Washington and Georgia on February 25, 27 and April 21, 2015 respectively. Recent published articles by Tcherneva include “Greece wants to save Europe, but can it persuade Europeans,” in Al Jazeera-America, February 2015; “When a Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats,” in Jacobin Magazine, April 2015, and “Greek debt disaster bodes ill for daily life,” in Al Jazeera America, June 2015.
In April 2015, Olga Touloumi gave a lecture, “Building the Case: Design and Media at the International Military Tribunal, c. 1945,” at the University of Oregon, and organized the panel “Sound Modernity: Architecture, Technology, and Media” for the Society of Architectural Historians in Chicago, Illinois.
In March 2015, Joan Tower was featured on Houston Public Media’s series “Classical Music Moments in Women’s History.” A recording of her orchestral works “Strokes,” “Chamber Dance” and “Violin Concerto,” by the Nashville Symphony, was released in June 2015.
Letters to Vera, by Vladimir Nabokov, edited and translated by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd, was published by Penguin Books in 2014. The book received reviews from the London Review of Books, The Literary Review, The Times Literary Supplement and The Sunday Telegraph.
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"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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