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Bard alumnus Adam Goldman '08, creator of the hit Web series The Outs, is working on a new show called Whatever this is., featuring alumnae Sasha Winters '08 and Madeline Wise '12. The series focuses on the junior members of a video production crew in New York City, as they struggle to meet their personal goals while working underpaid jobs.
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) has received a five-year, $750,000 matching grant from The Tow Foundation to support BPI’s efforts to reestablish Bard’s program for incarcerated women. BPI provides incarcerated men and women in five New York State prisons the opportunity to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. BPI's program for women had been disrupted when Bayview Correctional Facility was closed after Hurricane Sandy. The new program will be launched this fall at Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, N.Y.
How does the Bard SummerScape team put together an opera? From choosing the work and designing the look to casting and rehearsing the production, Producer Susana Meyer describes building an opera.
Bard College announces the launch of the Center for Moving Image Arts. The Center will be unique in facilitating the study of cinema’s history and future in an interdisciplinary environment focused primarily on undergraduate education and in bringing various aspects of film culture—public screenings, publications, educational initiatives, and archival development—under the same umbrella.
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College presents two fall conferences abroad. “Financial Governance after the Crisis” will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 26–27. The Institute will host “The Eurozone Crisis, Greece, and the Experience of Austerity” in Athens, Greece, November 8–9.
Daniela Rose Anderson ’12 is spending her yearlong Watson Fellowship continuing the leprosy relief work she did at Bard. She's studying with physicians in India, Switzerland, and Uganda while applying for medical school.
The Bard College Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) announces a new summer science program for students in the local Red Hook and Germantown school districts. Working closely with Bard and middle school faculty, the Bard College Farm and the Bard Science Summer Research Institute, student program directors, and CCE VISTA volunteers developed the Build, Learn, Play! Summer Science program. The four-day program utilizes the farm and Bard’s state-of-the-art Reem and Kayden Center for Science and Computation.
"The Flood of Rights" conference will explore the intersection between photography, new media, and human rights. The conference is cosponsored by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, the Bard Human Rights Project, and the LUMA Foundation, and will take place in Arles, France, September 19–22, 2013.
Unrestricted by medium, artist Stephen Sollins ’90 continually explores new ways of working. At a recent solo show, he exhibited five works on paper—the size of large bed quilts—made from used mailing envelopes. “About every two years, what my work looks like changes," he says. "The subject matter holds it all together.”
Experimental Humanities director Maria Cecire and Bard professor Walter Russell Mead spoke with fellows from 16 countries at Bard's U.S. Foreign Policy Institute, cosponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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