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Press Release Archive

08-08-2008
19th Annual Bard Music Festival "Prokofiev and His World"

05-20-2008
Bard's Institute of Advanced Theology Presents Follow-Up Session on May 20 to the Golden Rule Conference

04-15-2008
Bard's Institute of Advanced Theology Presents a Three-Day Conference, "The Golden Rule in Religions of the World," April 15-17, 2008

02-12-2008
Bard's Institute of Advanced Theology Offers Two Programs in February

11-02-2007
"Religions and Politics" Topic of Fall Luncheon Lectures with Bruce Chilton

10-11-2007
Center for James Lecture: Renowned Biblical Scholar Sean Freyne

04-24-2007
Three-Day Conference in April Explores Tolerance Within the World's Religions

04-20-2007
Tibetan Monk Creates Sand Mandala at Bard This Weekend

04-05-2007
Symposium Toward Open Christianity With Congressman Maurice Hinchey & Matthew Fox

03-23-2007
Bard's Institute of Advanced Theology Offers Two Weekly Lecture Series this Spring

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Past Events

Heritage in Conflict and Consensus Conference
Thursday, November 12, 2009
You are invited to the second half of the inaugural conference for the UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society (CHS), hosted by the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.

The conference takes place from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, through noon on Friday, November 13.

The schedule for Thursday and Friday can be found at:

http://www.bard.edu/iat/events.php#releases


Time:9:30 am
Location:Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Contact:Eleanor Davis
E-mail:edavis@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7512
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Africa Week: Dance Party Featuring DJ Lamin Fofana
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Dance Party featuring DJ Lamin Fofana (Sierra Leone and NYC).

Co-presented by the Institute for Media, Culture and Differenc

Time:9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Location:Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Sponsor:Chinua Achebe Center
Contact:Thomas Burke
E-mail:tburke@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7837
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Bard Pirates Final Meeting!
Friday, May 8, 2009
If you have an interest in restoring Bard's reputation on the high seas, then come to our final meeting in preparation for what should prove to be a profitable raid. You MUST attend this meeting in order to leave the docks on the 10th. Meeting time Friday, May 8th at 5:30pm Campus Center Lobby.
In the mean time, get yourself a pirate costume, a sword and learn some bawdy tunes.

Time:5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location:Campus Center, Lobby
Sponsor:Bard Pirates
Contact:Sara Lynch-Thomason
E-mail:bardpirates@gmail.com
Phone:615-430-4323
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David Shein @ Philosophy Discussion Group This week!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
David Shein, Dean of Studies and Philosophy Professor will be holding an exciting discussioon at our meeting this Wednesday, in Olin 310, at 5pm.

Time:5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:Olin 310
Sponsor:Philosophy Program
Contact:Alina Mergelova
E-mail:am549@bard.edu
Phone:860-389-5476
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IAT Discussion
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Join Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton with their students for the final class of the course on the Golden Rule. Students will present papers that respond to our recent conference, and Professor Neusner will discuss his contact with Pope Benedict during the papal visit to the United States, as time allows. All are welcome to attend. The multipurpose room will open at noon and people may bring their own lunch or purchase one at the Down the Road Café, preceding the program at 1:00 p.m.

Time:1:00 pm
Location:Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Phone:845-758-7279
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Conference: The Golden Rule in the Religions of the World
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 – Thursday, April 17, 2008
Organized by Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner, Bard College. Participants include Robert Berchman, Dowling College; Chris Boehm, University of Southern California; Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Harry Gensler, John Carroll University; William Scott Green, University of Miami; Charles Hallisey, University of Wisconsin; T. Emil Homerin, University of Rochester; Baruch A. Levine, New York University; Mahnaz Moazami, Columbia University; Olivier du Roy, Paris; Jeffrey Wattles, Kent State University; David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University; and Daniel Berthold, Richard Davis, Carolyn Dewald, Kristin Scheible, Bard College. Presented by the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard, with a grant from the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center. Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations requested. 845-758-7279, iat@bard.edu, www.bard.edu/iat.

Location:Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Phone:845-758-7279
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Jewish Film Series: Holy Ground
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Holy Ground (90 minutes) is a multi-media presentation about folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie’s connection to Jewish life and culture. Woody’s daughter, Nora, the director of the Woody Guthrie archives, discovered this connection and Woody’s Jewish lyrics only recently. She worked with the musical group the Klezmatics to bring the music to life and then create this lecture-presentation. Included is footage from historic home movies from the Guthrie’s family archives, as well as photos and music. Nora Guthrie will be the presenter of this illustrated lecture

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Contact:Rabbi Lawrence Troster
E-mail:troster@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7544
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IAT Lenten Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Wednesdays, February 13 through March 12

Lenten Lecture Series

“Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God,” with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton. Presented by the Institute of Advanced Theology. Luncheon admission: $14; $12 IAT members.

Location:Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Phone:845-758-7279
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Member-Only Seminar: Archaeology and the History and Religion of Ancient Israel
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 – Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Institute presents a special four-day seminar, "Archaeology and the History and Religion of Ancient Israel," for current IAT members. Copresented by the Biblical Archaeology Society, the Institute is pleased to welcome William Dever, world-renowned archaeologist and author of Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?, to the Bard campus for this free member seminar.
(*No reservations are necessary for the lectures by Professor Dever, however reservations are requested for attendance at the Lenten luncheon lecture series with Professor Chilton.)

Seminar Schedule:

Wednesday, March 5

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. An Orientation to "Biblical Archaeology": History, Aims and Methods

*12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lenten lecture and lunch with Bruce Chilton, multipurpose room)

2:00 -3:15 p.m. Patriarchs and Matriarchs: History or Fiction?

Thursday, March 6

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?

2:00 -3:15 p.m. The Rise of the Israelite State: The "United Monarchy"

Wednesday, March 12

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Religion and Cult: One God or Many?

*12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lenten lecture and lunch with Bruce Chilton, multipurpose room)

2:00 -3:15 p.m. Everyday Life in Biblical Times

Thursday, March 13

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Israel's Neighbor's in the Light of Recent Archaeological Research

2:00 -3:15 p.m. The Assyrian and Babylonian Destructions: The End of the Beginning?

Location:Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Phone:845-758-7279
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IAT E-News, 29 February 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008

Sponsor:Institute of Advanced Theology
Phone:845-758-7279
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