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Community Action Award Profile: Leela Khanna '15
What are Bard students up to this summer? Our Community Action Award winners are making a difference with internships and research projects. Leela Khanna '15, a political studies and human rights major, is interning at the Center for Social Research (CSR), a women's rights NGO in New Delhi. "Just knowing that my work has a potential to impact many lives and help [people] make important decisions will be a really rewarding experience," she says.
A Bard Alum on the Forefront of Green Technology
What would it take to make faster computers and more efficient solar panels? Jesse Kohl '07 is looking for answers at the crossroads of nanotechnology and clean energy.
Bard Alumni Comedians Take on Surreal Challenge
These Bard alumni created a film that "stands on its own as a meditation on the uncomfortable truths, and unexpected joys, of creative collaboration." The comedy troupe Olde English—comprised of Caleb Bark '12, Raphael Bob-Waksburg '06, Joel Clark '05, Adam Conover '04, Ben Popik '05, and Dave Segal '05—premiered their collaborative film The Exquisite Corpse at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood.
Bard Awarded $800,000 Science Grant
The college has been awarded $800,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for science education, building on the success of the Citizen Science Program.
What's Green on Campus?
Bard won the food composting division of the national Recyclemania contest, beating Middlebury and Princeton. The college has also signed a contract to eliminate most delivered water bottles on campus and replace them with inline filtration.
This is the BGC: Bard Graduate Center Releases New Video
"Throughout history, humankind has made things—for survival and daily life, for celebration and ritual. Things of beauty, and things of power. These objects speak to us of creativity and ingenuity, needs and concerns, values and tastes. At the Bard Graduate Center, this evidence of human effort to give shape and meaning to the world provides a lens through which we can view larger cultural and historical questions, to better understand and appreciate our shared heritage."
Professor Harvey Fite's Opus 40 Celebrates Anniversary
Opus 40, the six-acre environmental sculpture park of the late Bard professor and alum Harvey Fite '30, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the central monolith sculpture tomorrow.
Scheetz Smashes School Record, Finishes Fourth at ECAC Championships
Bard College junior Perry Scheetz capped an amazing spring with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ECAC Championships on Thursday. It marked the fourth time this spring that Scheetz broke her own school record in the event. She also broke the school record in the 5,000 meters this spring.
Hazel Gurland '99 Coproduces Two Episodes of Finding Your Roots
Hazel Gurland '99 made her debut as a television producer with two episodes of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., featuring John Legend and Michelle Rodriguez.
Peter Dinklage to Appear in The Imaginary Invalid
The Emmy Award–winning actor Peter Dinklage of HBO's Game of Thrones will play Toinette in Bard SummerScape's The Imaginary Invalid, as part of an all-male cast directed by Erica Schmidt.
An Interview with Thaddeus Strassberger, Director of The King in Spite of Himself at This Year's Bard SummerScape
"Bard is one of the few places where you can really see that level of commitment. The amount of rehearsal time and resources that are dedicated to the chorus is really special and unique and certainly keeps me coming back for more." —Thaddeus Strassberger
Tessellations and Sidewalk Chalk: Bard Math Circle Works with Local Children
Bard Math Circle's last event of the year took place last weekend, and found Bard math students and local schoolchildren drawing tessellations with sidewalk chalk at the Kingston Library.
Bard Center for Civic Engagement Announces Community Action Award Winners
Nearly 40 students will receive Bard's Community Action Awards for internships, community projects, and research. The newly created awards fund student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Riveted: The Obsession Issue of Bard's Literary Journal Conjunctions Now Available
Mesmerists and hoarders. Conspiracy theorists and martyrs. Fetishists and addicts. Saints and sinners. Riveted explores the idea of obsession, the world of fixation, the idée fixe.
Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Banquet
Students received awards in categories ranging from sportsmanship and civic engagement to achievement as scholars and team leaders.
Bard Receives $50,000 Luce Exploration Grant for Environmental Studies in Asia
Bard College has been awarded an exploration grant of $50,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation through the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) for the project Slow Water: Rivers and Community in Asia.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Residence at Bard in May
This season, as part of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Residency, Company members will teach students in the Bard Dance Program and perform with them in new and developing works.
Leading a Student into the World: Senior Project Explores Crisis in Education
Steven Tatum's Senior Project explores the crisis in education, in the spirit of Hannah Arendt. "I did research in [Arendt's] personal library, read her letters, spoke with people who knew her, and sat by her grave. ... These experiences have done more than add personal touches to my research; they resonate with the content of this project in the sense that they have lead me to a deeper awareness of and appreciation for the world that I am entering."
Bard Mourns Passing of Alumnus Adam Yauch '86, Beastie Boys Cofounder
Bard alumnus Adam Yauch '86 has passed away at the age of 47 after a battle with cancer. The Bard community mourns this loss. We are proud to have honored Adam last year at Commencement with the Kellogg Award in the arts.
Bard SummerScape 2012 Revives Two Neglected Operas of Belle Époque France
Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival paints a faithfully-nuanced portrait of each past age, and this year’s exploration of “Saint-Saëns and His World” is no exception.
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