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The Graduate Conducting Program Presents an Evening of Music by Harold Farberman
The Graduate Conducting Program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents an evening of music by Harold Farberman, founder and artistic director of The Conductors Institute at Bard College, on Friday, November 9, at 8 p.m. in Olin Hall. The concert features Marka Gustavsson, viola; Sō Percussion; and Farberman’s students in the Graduate Conducting Program. A reception will follow the program. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.
Famed Composer Meredith Monk to Perform Two Quartet Concerts with Vocal Ensemble
Composer/performer Meredith Monk has been deemed “a magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers,” amazing audiences across the globe with her genre-spanning compositions for more than 45 years. Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble will perform at the Fisher Center on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10.
Bard Professor Daniel Mendelsohn Is Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Daniel Mendelsohn, award-winning author, critic, and Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College since 2006, was among 180 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, October 6.
Annual Bard Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Brian Conn
Author Brian Conn has been selected to receive the annual Bard Fiction Prize for 2013. Conn will be awarded $30,000 and will join Bard as writer in residence next semester. He won the prize for his debut novel, The Fixed Stars, a work of experimental science fiction that our judges call "wondrous."
The Humanity of Robots, by Roger Berkowitz
What is more worrisome, the dehumanization of human beings, or the humanization of robots? Political Studies professor and Hannah Arendt Center director Roger Berkowitz looks at the convergence of human and artificial intelligence.
Bard Senior Ben DiFabbio's Summers in the West Bank
Bard senior, cross-country runner, and political studies major Ben DiFabbio has spent the last three summers volunteering in the West Bank with the Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative. The experience has changed his life.
Renowned Science Fiction Writer Samuel R. Delany Will Give Reading at Bard
On Monday, November 5, highly acclaimed science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany will read from his most recent novel, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, at Bard College. The New York Times Book Review called Delany “the most interesting writer of science fiction writing in English today.”
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Receives Archive Award
The library and archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) received the 2012 Award for Outstanding Support of Archives by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York for the center's work on the Art Spaces Archives Project.
Remembering Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
Stephen Walsh, a leading authority on the life and works of Igor Stravinsky, will present a lecture on The Rite of Spring, on Tuesday October 16, at 5 p.m. at Bard. Walsh is a professor at Cardiff University, a music journalist, and has written an acclaimed two-volume biography of Stravinsky.
Ann Lauterbach Named Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poet
Ann Lauterbach, esteemed poet and the Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College, has been named the Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poet by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Chicago. From October 16 to 18, Lauterbach will be a distinguished guest to the university, where she will work with students and present the Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poetry Reading and Lecture.
Bard Faculty and Students Perform in Conservatory Sundays Series
The Fisher Center and Bard College Conservatory present Conservatory Sundays, October 14, 21, and 28, and December 9.
Bard Alumni/ae Day and Tech Meetup
The Bard-St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association, in conjunction with the Computer Science Program and the Career Development Office, invite you to Bard Alumni/ae Day and Tech Meetup on October 20. Join Kate Hartman '03, current students, faculty, and fellow alumni/ae for an illuminating day of classes, demonstrations, panels, tours, and more.
Video: Bard Conservatory China Tour
Last summer, the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra toured greater China, performing in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Guangzhou over three weeks. In this video, conservatory students discuss tourism, culture, and developing identity as an orchestra during the tour.
Bard to Host Green Car Expo and Panel Discussion
On Saturday, October 13, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard Office of Sustainability will host a Green Car Expo and panel discussion, “An Addiction to Cars: Air Quality and Policy Challenges in the U.S. Transportation Sector.” The Expo includes opportunities to test drive the Chevy Volt, as well as learn more about student-led initiatives that focus on alternative ways to travel, including the Bard Bike Co-op, Bard Pedicab, Bard BikeShare, EcoReps, and others.
Documentary Begun as Senior Project Heads to Film Festival
Persistence of Vision began at Bard as the Senior Project of Kevin Schreck '11. The documentary chronicles the 30-year effort of filmmaker Richard Williams to make the animated film The Thief and the Cobbler. Today Persistence of Vision premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Click here to read the review in Variety or click below to watch the trailer.
Bard Debate Union Brings Home Six Awards in First Tournament of Season
Congratulations to the Bard Debate Union for an outstanding first tournament of the season. Last weekend the team brought home six awards, including a parliamentary quarterfinalist award, two policy quarterfinalist awards, and three speaker awards.
Hannah Arendt Center Releases New Book
The Hannah Arendt Center's new book, The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis, contains essays by Bard faculty members and other notable scholars and economists.
Video: Bard Early College Academy
Bard Early College Academy is an after school and summer program at Bard High School Early College in New York City that prepares students for the city's competitive high schools. In this video, academy faculty talk about how the program engages middle-schoolers in critical thinking.
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