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Adelina Colaku ’18 and Evan Tims ’19 have both won US State Department Critical Language Scholarships for study abroad this summer.
Seniors Elena LeFevre, Nicola Koepnick, Adelina Colaku, Page Benoit, and Madeleine Breshears, and Bethany Zulick ’16 are among the Fulbright winners for 2018–19.
Playwright-in-Residence Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas and Visiting Artist in Theater and Performance Annie Dorsen are among the 173 winners of Guggenheim Fellowships for 2018–19.
The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College has earned accreditation from the ArbNet program and has, for the last 9 years, been recognized by Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program. The Landscape and Arboretum Program promotes tree conservation and preservation on Bard’s nearly 1000-acre Campus and offers horticultural education, outreach, and research. To celebrate its 11th anniversary, the Landscape and Arboretum Program is hosting a tree planting event on campus on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27.
Montgomery Place: A Window on the World of Alexander Jackson Davis’s Architecture and Design will take place on four consecutive Saturdays beginning April 14.
How do Bard College students spend spring recess? Some head home to see family, some take a well-deserved break on a sunny beach, and some board a plane to meet with their fellow student leaders abroad. This year Bard College hosted not one but two conferences on the campuses of partner institutions in Europe: the Bard Network Debate Conference, at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia; and the Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary.
The Andrew J. Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture will be presented by Raymond E. Fancher and Alexandra Rutherford on April 17 in Bard Hall. Fancher will give a talk titled “Getting Away With It—The Emergence of Social and Personality Psychology at Harvard”; Rutherford’s talk is titled “Women and Gender in Early 20th-Century American Psychology.”
“If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century . . . he’d probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big” (Margaret Atwood, New York Review of Books).
This summer, 20 years since its celebration of Tchaikovsky, the 29th annual Bard Music Festival once again trains its focus on one of Russian Romanticism’s most seminal composers, with a two-week, in-depth exploration of “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World.” In 12 themed concert programs, complemented by preconcert lectures, panel discussions, and expert commentary, Bard examines Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), and sets out to solve the Rimsky-Korsakov riddle: Why does the composer remain so woefully underappreciated outside his homeland, despite the paramount part he played in defining the style we now recognize as Russian?
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