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Senior Close-Up: Fiona Do Thi
Math major and volleyball player Fiona Do Thi was born in Vietnam and raised in Poland. In this Senior Close-Up, she shares how family support and Bard scholarships made her dream of studying in the U.S. a reality.
CCS Bard Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College has announced their fall 2012 schedule of exhibitions, performances, talks, and special events, featuring programming in Annandale and New York City.
Daniel Albright Delivers Fourth Biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities
Bard honors preeminent poet, alumnus, and former Bard faculty member Anthony Hecht ’44 with renowned scholar Daniel Albright delivering the fourth biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities, October 1–4.
Celebrated Author Yannick Murphy Will Give a Reading at Bard College
Yannick Murphy, author of Here They Come; Signed, Mata Hari; and other books, will read from her most recent novel, The Call, at Bard College on Monday, October 1. Dave Eggers has called Murphy “one of our most daring and original writers” and “an exquisitely attuned observer of human behavior.”
Fall Open House for Prospective Students
Join us for an open house on Monday, October 8, (Columbus Day). The day will include campus and residence hall tours, a Q&A with President Leon Botstein, and much more. Click below to register.
Fisher Center Presents October Programming: American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, and More
October programming at the Fisher Center includes concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra, performances by American Ballet Theatre, the Bard College Conservatory Sundays series, and Bard student productions.
Arendt Center Conference: Roger Berkowitz Asks, "Does the President Matter?"
"This election should be about a frank acknowledgement of the unsustainability of our economic, social, and environmental practices and expectations," says Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz. "We should be talking together about how we should remake our future in ways that are both just and exciting. This election should be scary and exciting. But so far it's small-minded and ugly."
Cross-Country Men Place Second, Women Seventh in Home Invitational
The Bard College men's cross-country team placed second in team scoring in the Bard Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The women's team placed seventh. Click here to view a photo gallery of the race.
Bard to Host National Middle School Math Competition
Bard College mathematics professors Japheth Wood and Lauren Rose, the Bard Math Circle, and the Bard College Mathematics Program are proud to host the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8) for middle school students in the Mid Hudson Valley. The contest will be held in the Reem-Kayden Center at Bard on Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m.
Hear Writer in Residence Edie Meidav Read from Her Story in Upcoming Issue of Conjunctions
The November issue of Bard's literary magazine Conjunctions is in production, featuring work by Robert Coover, William Gaddis, William H. Gass, Jonathan Lethem, and China Miéville, among many others. Click below to hear Bard writer in residence Edie Meidav read from her new story, "Dogs of Cuba: The Buddha of the Vedado," appearing in the new issue.
Support the Bard Prison Initiative—Tune in to the CLASSY Awards
After being named a regional finalist for the CLASSY Awards, the Bard Prison Initiative is off to San Diego for the national awards ceremony. BPI could be named the top human rights organization in the country. The ceremony will be streaming live on Saturday, September 22.
“Does the President Matter?” Hannah Arendt Center at Bard Hosts Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College will host its fifth annual international conference on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 in Olin Hall. The two-day conference, “Does the President Matter? A Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair,” will examine the issues surrounding the current crisis of political leadership in America and worldwide.
Psychology Professor Kristin Lane Receives NIH Grant to Study Gender Gap in Science
Why do women pursue science majors and careers less than men? Kristin Lane, assistant professor of psychology at Bard, will use a recently funded $169,000 Academic Research Enhancement (AREA) Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to try to answer this question.
Bard Writer in Residence Teju Cole Tells a Story of London and New York, Naipaul and Conrad
Bard author Teju Cole enjoys a unique residency in London. Click here to listen to him read the essay he wrote that week, or click here to read it in the New Yorker, or below to read his residency diary in the Financial Times.
Musica Elettronica Viva in Residence at Bard College
The pioneering electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) will be in residence at Bard College from October 2 to 4. MEV will work with students in the classroom, perform two concerts, and give a public talk.
Bard Alumni Comedy Group Screens Award-Winning New Film on Campus
The Bard student comedy group Olde English kept the campus laughing for years. Now Olde English Comedy—Ben Popik '05, Adam Conover '04, Joel Clark '05, and Caleb Bark BHSEC '06, '11—are back on campus screening their award-winning first film, The Exquisite Corpse Project. Click here to view the trailer.
Live Arts Bard Presents False Peach on September 13
Live Arts Bard presents False Peach, a work-in-progress presentation with acclaimed director Annie Dorsen and Obie-winning actor Scott Shepherd on Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Theater Two of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards Major Grant to Bard College
This first-time grant of $490,000 for the Bard Graduate Center will create a new curriculum on the conservation of material culture.
Video: Bard Conservatory Students and Faculty on What Makes the Program Unique
Bard Conservatory students are ambitious and versatile. In this video, students and faculty talk about how the Conservatory's unique double-degree program affords a rigorous and well-rounded education in music and the liberal arts.
Bard College Hosts Second Annual Red Hook Volunteer Fair on September 10
On Monday, September 10, Bard College, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Red Hook Library, and Red Hook Central School District will host the second annual Volunteer Fair for local high school and college students, families, and community members.
The Relâche Ensemble Performs Composer Kyle Gann’s The Planets
The Relâche Ensemble will perform composer Kyle Gann’s ten-movement suite, The Planets, with video by John Sanborn, on Thursday, September 13.
Bard's Dengler Fellows Work for Human Rights
These Bard students spent the summer working for human rights at publications, think tanks, and NGOs from New Delhi to Chicago.
Live Arts Bard Presents: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
Performances Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 general admission; $20 Bard students, faculty, and staff
Singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer will be in residence at Bard for three weeks in late August and early September. During that time she will shoot a music video and launch the tour of her first new studio album in four years, with two public concerts in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines, and Jherek Bischoff. The album, Theatre Is Evil, showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. From tauntingly playful tunes to ballads that tug at the heartstrings, the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to—most notably ’80s synth rock and Brit Pop.
A Reading by Award-Winning Author Neil Gaiman
Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will give a reading of a new, not yet published short story Wednesday, September 5 in the Fisher Center, before the Amanda Palmer concert. Tickets to the reading are free, but seating is on a first come, first served basis.
National Climate Seminar Connects Students to Scientists and Policymakers
This fall, listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. These half-hour talks give students the opportunity to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.
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