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President Botstein and Panelists Talk College Costs, Access, and Technology
Bard High School Early College Newark student Katrina Anderson-Little has the next 30 years all mapped out: Graduate from BHSEC, earn an undergraduate degree, attend Harvard Law School, practice criminal law at Loeb & Loeb in New York City, and finally open her own private practice in Newark.
During the weekend of November 30 – December 2, Bard College will host the northeast regional C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop. Directed by Eban S. Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) and dean of the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the workshop offers training to college students and recent graduates aspiring to become sustainability leaders in politics and business.
Volunteering with Physicians for Peace, Gail Grisetti '68 directs training projects for health care providers who serve patients with disabilities. Gail helps connect local programs with institutions in the United States to improve physical therapy education.
It took all of one game for the Bard College women's basketball team to match its win total from a year ago, and it took the greatest debut performance by any player in Bard College history to pull it out.
Bard College announces the appointment of esteemed artist Ellen Driscoll as Professor of Studio Arts in the Division of the Arts. Driscoll, who joins the College in the fall semester of 2013, will codirect the Studio Arts Program with Judy Pfaff, Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts.
From November 26 to 27, the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College will gather top policymakers, economists, and analysts at the Hyman P. Minsky Conference on Financial Instability to gain a better understanding of the causes of financial instability and its implications for the global economy.
Obie Award–winning director Annie Dorsen presents Hello Hi There, a witty and humorous play in which the actors are two laptop computers—or “chatter bots”—discussing human nature, in a conversation based on a famous debate between the philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist/activist Noam Chomsky. The performance takes place in the Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater, on Tuesday, November 27, at 6 and 8 p.m.
Seventeen-year-old filmmaker and Bard College at Simon's Rock student Zev Vel has accomplished a lot since becoming interested in film just a few years ago. His documentary short The Symbol of Peace has been accepted to four film festivals.
The Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) has acquired the archives of Colin de Land’s American Fine Arts, Co. (A.F.A) and the Pat Hearn Gallery from the estate of Colin de Land. The acquisition serves as a cornerstone of CCS Bard’s initiative to build a unique research collection comprising the personal papers and archives of innovative and influential contemporary art curators, art dealers, critics, galleries, and art spaces. The acquisition also supports CCS Bard’s 20th Anniversary Next Decade campaign, which aims to raise funds over the next ten years to maintain the school’s internationally renowned, world-class faculty and research and exhibition center.
The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle and the Preparatory Division of The Bard College Conservatory of Music present a Family Concert on Saturday, November 10, at 4 p.m. in the Bard Chapel. Admission is free of charge; all donations support the Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division scholarship fund.
"As much as we yearn for normal life, it is more often the comradeship found in extremis that stands out as the happiest and most meaningful moments of our lives," writes Arendt Center director Roger Berkowitz on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Bard Works is a professional development program for juniors and seniors that prepares them for work after Bard. This weeklong conference, to be held in January 2013, provides participants with the tools, strategies, and networking opportunities to hone their job search skills and prepare for success in the workplace. We invite students to sign up before November 30 to get a head start on career preparation. Alumni/ae, parents, and community members: please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a mentor or hold a workshop.
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