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Faster and Faster: Scheetz Breaks Record for Fourth Straight Week
She's getting faster. For the fourth consecutive weekend, Bard junior Perry Scheetz broke a school track and field record. Four weeks ago, it was in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Millersville Metrics. Three weeks ago it was in the 5,000 meters at Vassar's Spring Invitational. Last week it was again in the steeplechase, as she ran away with the Liberty League Championship in the event.
Evan Spigelman '09 Wins Big Easy Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Anna Henschel '09 Nominated for Best Director
Evan Spigelman '09 took home the Big Easy Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Anna Henschel '09 was nominated for Best Director for the production at the Bard Alumni/ae-run Skin Horse Theater.
Art History Professor Julia Rosenbaum Awarded NEH Summer Institute Fellowship
Professor Julia Rosenbaum has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship to study the visual culture of the American Civil War. The NEH Institute takes place this summer in New York City and involves work with a team of scholars, study of materials at significant museum and archival collections, and new media lab workshops.
The Fourth Genre: Writer and Faculty Member Luc Sante's Inspired Remarks on Creative Nonfiction at Last Week's IWT Conference
"I always find it momentarily surprising that literary nonfiction is treated as something new and strange. I guess I tend to imagine fiction and nonfiction as fraternal twins, born almost at the same instant, apparently distinct but each unimaginable without the other. They perform complementary functions, and fact and invention each require the existence of the other, perhaps off to the side and perhaps not, to achieve their particular credibility."
Excerpt Available from Professor Norman Manea's Newest Book
An excerpt from faculty member and author Norman Manea's novel The Black Envelope is now available on the Yale Books blog.
Bard Student-Athletes Host College's First Special Olympics Day
The Bard College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a Special Olympics day on Sunday, with guests from Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck and the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg.
Bard Professor and Author Daniel Mendelsohn Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among those elected this year is Daniel Mendelsohn, author, critic, and the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College.
Bard Debate Team Places in Top 20 Percent in the Nation
Sophomores Lee Gensler and Armaan Alkazi of the Bard Debate Union cleared as the 29th seed out of over 150 teams at the prestigious United States Universities National Championships at Willamette University in Oregon. The team faced the top teams from all over the country, and they ended the tournament tied for 17th place and in the top 20 percent in the nation. Lee and Armaan are the first Bard debaters to progress to finals at a Nationals tournament in Worlds British Parliamentary style debate. Congratulations to Lee and Armaan for making Bard history!
Bard Announces Four Fulbright Fellowship Winners
We have more exciting postgraduate fellowship news: Seniors Sadaf Hasan and Rachel Van Horn, and alums Duron Jackson MFA '11 and Maya Perlmann '11 have all been awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Congratulations!
Death of the Liberal Class? Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Chris Hedges on Acts of Resistance
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges will explore the Occupy movement and the future of acts of resistance within the larger context of his most recent book, The Death of the Liberal Class.
Bard MFA Sculpture Cochair Kenji Fujita Awarded Gottlieb Foundation Grant
Congratulations to Sculpture cochair Kenji Fujita, recipient of a 2012 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation!
Cuba Conference on April 18: "Cuba Today and Tomorrow: The Individual Caught Between Nations"
The Hannah Arendt Center and the Written Arts Program at Bard College present a one-day conference exploring the state of the individual in the landscape of Cuba and its diaspora on Wednesday, April 18, from 12 to 8 p.m. All events take place in the Bertelsmann Campus Center and are open to the public; no reservations are necessary.
Longy School of Music Becomes a Part of Bard College
New partnership will change landscape of music education and performance in the United States.
Scheetz Shatters Own School Record in Steeplechase at Millersville Metrics
Bard College junior Perry Scheetz shattered her own school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday when she ran away from the field at the Millersville Metrics, hosted by Millersville University.
Can War Be Just? Join Us for “Just War in Religion and Politics” Conference April 24–26
The Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College hosts a three-day conference that explores the question: Can War Be Just? The event aims to compare and contrast not only positions on the theory of the “just war,” but also to explore different methods of learning and thinking across disciplines.
Bard Citizen Science Lecture: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Confronts a Leading Cause of Childhood Mortality
On Tuesday, April 10, the Bard College Citizen Science Lecture Series will present the lecture “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Investments in Reducing Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Burden.” While diarrhea-related deaths have decreased globally, diarrheal diseases remain the second-leading cause of childhood deaths. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments are aimed toward saving and improving millions of lives thorough the development and delivery of low-cost interventions that prevent and treat diarrheal and enteric diseases.
Bard Debate Union Competes at CEDA Nationals for First Time in Three Years
Four policy debaters (John Jeworski, Sam Jaffe-Goldstein, Anna Daniszewski, and Max Taylor-Milner) traveled with coach Ruth Zisman and student coach Michael Luxemburg to CEDA Nationals in Norman, Oklahoma this past weekend. The Bard Debate Union had an excellent showing for its first tournament back on the national policy debate circuit. Congratulations to the entire Bard policy debate team for getting policy debate started at Bard again this year after a three-year hiatus.
Bard Graduate Center Receives NEH Grant for Digital Humanities Project
On March 29, 2012, the Bard Graduate Center received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Start-Up program in Digital Humanities. One of 22 grants awarded nationally, the funding will initiate development of an annotated digital edition of Franz Boas's 1897 text, The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians.
April is Accepted Students Month!
Bard invites accepted students to visit campus for an open house, class visits, tours, and special events.
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