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An Alum Working for Peace in South Sudan
Bard alumnus Vincent Valdmanis '03 works for the United Nations in the newly independent nation of South Sudan, helping the country achieve stability. Vincent strives to "ensure that UN agencies provide shelter, food, and water," while addressing poverty through better access to health care and education. In the Bardian:
Community Is Our Greatest Crop
Alexia Mills '13 finds that urban farming offers more than fresh produce.
Can Dry-Farmed Vineyards Offer a Solution to Drought? Bard CEP Student Kendall Lambert Investigates
Kendall Lambert hits the road as part of her summer internship with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), a California non-profit. Her job is to visit area vineyards and research ways for them to reduce their water usage.
Bard Men's Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award with 3.36 Team GPA
The Bard College men's volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with a Team Academic Award—one of only seven men's teams in the country to qualify.
Bard Students Take On Local Politics in Summer Internships
Summer project spotlight: Jessica Lambert '14, an environmental and urban studies major, and Violeta Mezeklieva '14, a political studies major, are serving as community development interns for the City of Kingston, near Bard. The program allows interns to connect with the community through citizens groups in order to better understand the workings of government administration. "As an active community member at Bard, these groups represent a sense of public concern and activism, [which] I would like to inspire Bard students to hold on to after college life," says Lambert. Mezeklieva will work with Kingston's Local Development Corporation, conducting research on local service organizations and agencies to develop service strategies in order to address community needs. (Photo: Violeta Mezeklieva '14) Learn more about summer internships on the CCE blog:
Hasta Nunca, a Film by Bard Alumnus Mark Street '86, to Screen at National Gallery
Check out the trailer for the new feature film Hasta Nunca by Bard alum Mark Street '86. This film and some of his other work will be screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Arendt Center Launches 2012 Thinking Challenge
Looking for a summer project? Today the Hannah Arendt Center announced the 2012 Thinking Challenge: "Does the President Matter?" Create a blog post, video, or multimedia piece and enter to win cash prizes and a place at their fall conference.
Bard CEP Announces Lineup for National Climate Seminar in the Fall
Listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. This year's participants include top scientists, analysts, and political leaders.
Bard's Musical Legacy
In March 1962, Luis Garcia-Renart came to Bard to play a cello recital. He stayed for 50 years. In the Bardian:
Bard Prison Initiative Nominated for CLASSY Award
The Bard Prison Initiative has been selected as a top five regional finalist in human rights for the CLASSY Awards. We are incredibly proud of this program, and our amazing students, alums, staff, and faculty.
Binyavanga Wainaina Nominated for Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
Bard author and Achebe Center director Binyavanga Wainaina's memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place has been shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Simon's Rock Celebrates 45 Years
Congratulations to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Mass. on 45 of excellence in early college education. This video offers a glimpse into the college's legacy.
Summer Internship Spotlight
Sarah Stern '13, an anthropology major with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies, is working on outreach with the Encounter Program's Middle East Office. Her internship is geared toward developing awareness and understanding among American Jews around the complex issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Learn more about what Bardians are doing over the summer on the CCE blog:
The Bard Prison Initiative Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Bard Prison Initiative has been educating New York State inmates for 10 years, transforming lives and creating a model for similar programs around the country. In this video, alums and current students share their inspiring BPI stories.
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