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Classical Music from Rare Repertoire to Masterworks, French Jazz, Conversation, A Performance Festival About Surveillance, and More. Tickets on sale now!
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents an extraordinary series of music, dance, art, and theater programs performed in the world class Sosnoff and LUMA Theaters. Highlights include Catskill Jazz Factory’s French Connection series; The Orchestra Now series; the second edition of the Live Arts Bard Biennial: WE’RE WATCHING; Neil Gaiman & American Gods; Bard Conservatory Orchestra concerts; student opera, dance and theater productions; and more.
Bard's student athletes have had quite a year! Peruse this chronology of the top moments of 2016, including Bianka Bell '16 becoming the third Bard College women's basketball player in history to score 1,000 career points, Bard senior Harry Johnson's selection as one of just 10 men's basketball players nationally to be named to the Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team, and the College Squash Association naming Bard the winner of the prestigious Sloan Award for team sportsmanship, a first for the program.
Twenty students graduated from the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City (BGIA) last week. This semester, students came from 13 institutions, including Bard College, Bard College Berlin, Smolny College, Oberlin College, Emory University, Université Paris-Sorbonne, and Bard College at Simon's Rock. The students took courses on Non-state Actors in the International System, Foreign Policy in the Age of the Internet, Anglo-American Grand Strategy, Ethics for a Connected World, and Writing for International Affairs. In addition, students interned at a wide variety of institutions, including: the Council on Foreign Relations, Bard Early Colleges, MADRE, EurasiaNet, Human Rights Watch, World Policy Institute, Oxford Analytica, Office of the Mayor of New York City, Roads and Kingdoms, and CBS This Morning. Since 2001, BGIA has provided a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships during semester and summer programs.
Mariel Fiori, Bard alumna and cofounder/editor of La Voz, was selected as one of Hudson Valley Magazine's 2015 Women in Business. The 2015 and 2016 honorees were recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, December 8 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls. Senator Sue Serino was the keynote speaker at the event. Fiori cofounded La Voz, a Spanish-language magazine for the Hudson Valley, with Emily Schmall '05 as a student TLS project in 2004. She has been celebrated for her work as a journalist and local activist. Learn More
Bard College students Kina Carney ’18 and Jessica Liu ’18 have both won highly competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to pursue studies abroad during the upcoming spring semester. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 toward study abroad or internship costs.
Over the weekend of December 2–4, Bard College hosted the sixth annual Northeast regional C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop. Directed by Eban S. Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the three-day workshop offers training to college students and recent graduates aspiring to become sustainability leaders in politics and business. The event drew 40 participants this year with some coming from as far away as La Crosse, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas. The weekend included sessions on how to raise money, pitch an idea, and build a professional network.
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