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Leela Khanna '15: Getting to the Real Purpose
As Leela Khanna '15 gets ready for a new semester at Bard, she reflects on her summer internship in India: "As happy as I am with this summer, I also realize that civic engagement can’t be a responsibility taken in small bursts when I have the time. It’s a full-time commitment that needs to be a priority for every citizen."
Devon Tomson Returns to Bard as Head Men's Soccer Coach
Devon Tomson has been named head men's soccer coach, succeeding Scott Swere. Swere has retired from his coaching role at Bard for family reasons, and will remain on staff as an administrator. Devon was the associate head men's soccer coach under Swere from 2005 to 2009, as well as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team during that period.
The class of 2016 is on campus for our three-week Language and Thinking Program. L&T is their introduction to the liberal arts and sciences, but also a chance for them to get to know each other, the Bard campus, and the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, Bard first-years rode from campus to Migliorelli farm stand in Red Hook, getting their first look at our gorgeous neighborhood.
Mark Your Calendars! Fisher Center Announces Fall Season
Highlights Include Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, American Ballet Theatre, Conservatory Sunday Series, American Symphony Orchestra Concerts, Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, and John Cage: On & Off the Air!
Ed Kahovec Hired as Head Baseball Coach at Bard
The Bard College Department of Athletics and Recreation has hired Ed Kahovec as Assistant Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach. Kahovec recently finished his third season on the baseball staff at his alma mater, the University of Rochester, where he was a top player for four years. "I'm extremely excited to have found this opportunity at Bard," Kahovec said. "To be able to recruit nationally for such a strong academic school, in a strong conference I have a lot of familiarity with . . . it's a challenge I look forward to."
A Summer Internship in Human Rights
Many Bard students are working in New York City this summer, including Mehdi Rahmati '13, a human rights major, who is interning at the Open Society Institute. Committed to humanitarian causes, Rahmati will continue his work addressing policy problems common to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the broader region. Originally from Afghanistan, Rahmati plans to return to continue his human rights work. Learn more about what Bardians are doing over the summer on the CCE blog:
Math Professor Lauren Rose Receives Award to Support Middle School Education
Bard math professor Lauren Rose has received an award from the American Institute of Mathematics to attend a week-long program in Washington, D.C. entitled, "How to Run a Math Teachers' Circle Workshop." Professor Rose's team comprises middle school and college educators who will use the D.C. workshop to work to improve mathematics education in U.S. middle schools. They plan to host bimonthly Math Teachers' Circles in the Hudson Valley that bring together middle school math teachers and professional mathematicians.
Math Program Offers Intense Training for Low-Income Students
This summer we have 38 eighth-graders on campus at Bard participating in an intensive math program. These New York City students are spending three weeks doing seven hours of math per day! Bard math professor Japheth Wood says, "I'm amazed to see the students" educational trajectories after SPMPS. Some have gone on to some very selective NYC public high schools, and all of them are going to breathe life into their high school's math program."
Bard Prison Initiative Is a Regional Winner in the 2012 CLASSY Awards
The Bard Prison Initiative is one of 64 Regional Winners in the 2012 CLASSY Awards. Thanks to strong voting from the Bard community, BPI is moving on to the national finals for this prestigious, philanthropic award.
Bard Math Professor Greg Landweber Awarded $35,000 Research Grant With Support for Bard Math Program
The Simons Foundation has awarded Greg D. Landweber, associate professor of mathematics at Bard, a Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians. This grant offers Professor Landwber $35,000 over a five-year period to be used in support of collaboration, travel and research expenses for his project, Supersymmetry and K-Theory. The grant also includes funds to enhance the research atmosphere of the Mathematics Program at Bard.
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