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A Way with Words: Arthur Holland Michel '13 Interns at the Paris Review
This summer Arthur Holland Michel '13, a history major, is editing for the Paris Review. At the same time, he is pursuing academic research related to his Senior Project on Peruvian immigration into New York City and New Jersey from the 1960s through the middle 1980s. Learn more about what Bardians are doing over the summer on the Civic Engagement blog.
Bard Early College Students Rise to the Challenge in New Orleans
Public high school in the morning and Bard undergraduate classes in the afternoon? Young people in New Orleans are rising to the challenges of early college. "Students here aren't afraid to ask difficult questions, to immerse themselves fully in the rigor of a liberal arts classroom," says Kaycee Filson '11, Bard alum and guidance counselor in the Bard Early College Centers. Read the full article in the Bardian:
SummerScape Opens with American Premiere of Let My Joy Remain
SummerScape 2012 opens on July 6 at 8 pm with the American premiere of Let My Joy Remain, a dance concert by France's Compagnie Fetes galantes. Keyed to the theme of the Bard Music Festival, which celebrates "Saint-Saens and His World," Compagnie Fetes galantes combines Gallic refinement with a sincere engagement with the Baroque.
Does the President Matter? Hannah Arendt Center Announces Fall Conference Lineup
The Hannah Arendt Center's fifth annual conference, "Does the President Matter? A Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair," will feature Ralph Nader, Bernard Kouchner, and John Zogby, among others. The conference will take place in Annandale on September 21 and 22, just a few weeks before the presidential election. The topic could hardly be more timely.
Summer Internship Snapshot: Working on Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue
What are Bardians doing over the summer? Lauren Blaxter '13, a human rights major, is working with the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, where she will use her language skills to work on research projects, conferences, and events. Blaxter says, "Dialogue and discourse aid the peace process by facilitating understanding in a conflict where political rhetoric commonly stops dialogue rather than creating it." Learn more about our Community Action Award winners on the Civic Engagement blog:
Banishing Oblivion: Political Studies Professor Roger Berkowitz on Aung San Suu Kyi and Hannah Arendt
Aung San Suu Kyi accepted her Nobel Peace Prize this weekend, 21 years after it was awarded. For over two decades since her landslide victory in what was then Burma and is now Myanmar, Suu Kyi has stood fast in her opposition to the military junta ruling her country. The junta has sought to make her disappear, suppress any mention of her, and violently repress all protest and dissent.
The Mongol Rally: Our 10,000-Mile Journey from London, England to Mongolia for Charity
Bard student John Hu teams up for 10,000-mile trek to raise money for Children's Hospital of Orange County.
Humanities Scholars from Around the Globe Gather for First Annual Arendt Center Working Group Conference
This is an exciting week at the Hannah Arendt Center, which is in the middle of its first annual Arendt Center Working Group Conference. The gathering was conceived to bring together humanities scholars from around the world to read, discuss, and think about one particular book in detail. This year's volume is the recently published Denktagebuch (or "book of thoughts") by Hannah Arendt.
Bard Faculty Member Swapan Jain Awarded Grant for Research in Chemistry
Professor Jain will receive $35,000 supporting his research on new ways to fight bacterial infections. Bard students Coral Liu, Sheneil Black, and Weiqing Wang work with Jain on this project.
Katherine Kenney '13 Combats Homelessness in Connecticut
This week we shine our summer project spotlight on Katherine Kenney '13. This Asian studies major is returning home to Connecticut to work with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH). She will conduct research and develop advocacy materials on homelessness for both the state government and the public. Read more about our summer Community Action Award Winners on the Civic Engagement blog.
What Can College Mean? Lessons from the Bard Prison Initiative
"With greater knowledge, an individual will have greater opportunities to live and lead a better life. I now know I have responsibilities in my community," says one BPI grad. "I must stay focused and persevere because I'm needed out there to help steer our young away from a life of crime, drug use, gang banging, and waking up in jail." Read the full article in the Bardian:
Peace Corps Report: Sonia Slavinski in Ghana
Bard CEP student Sonia Slavinski works with farmers in Ghana to establish village savings and loans groups.
Bard Appoints Noted Writer Michael Specter to Faculty as Visiting Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies
The New Yorker staff writer and author of the award-winning book Denialism will be teaching the course "Global Politics of Food" in the fall.
Bard Students Gain Experience in Summer Internships
This summer, Martha Orlet '15 and Cassandra Settman '13 are both interning with Independent Thought and Social Action in India (ITSA), an organization started by a BHSEC-Manhattan alumna. ITSA participants run writing workshops for teens. Orlet says "I believe I will gain very unique and precious insight into teaching . . . while gaining knowledge of Indian culture and experience . . . new ways of living, socializing, and learning."
Bard Prison Initiative Celebrates Ninth Commencement
The Bard Prison Initiative celebrated its ninth commencement on June 3 at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, where President Botstein conferred AA degrees to 18 graduating students. Congratulations, everyone! For more news visit the BPI website.
One Day on Earth, a Film Coproduced by Daniel Lichtblau '03
What if filmmakers all over the planet documented the same day? Follow the link below to view a trailer for the film One Day on Earth, coproduced by Daniel Lichtblau '03, opening today in New York City.
Bard CEP Student Works to Bring Solar Panels to Ñaupe, Perú
Bard CEP student John Rohrback CEP/MI '13 blogs on bringing electricity to Ñaupe, Perú as a Peace Corps volunteer.
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