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Bard Awarded $896,000 Grant from New York State for Higher Education Opportunity Program
Bard College has been awarded an $896,000 five-year grant from the New York State Education Department to support its Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). This funding supports Bard’s 32 HEOP scholars with tuition assistance, a prematriculation summer program, and tutorial and counseling services. HEOP is a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges, which provides economically and educationally disadvantaged residents with the possibility of a college education.
Weber’s Euryanthe Opens at Bard SummerScape in First U.S. Revival for 100 Years
To enrich its immersion in “Schubert and His World,” Bard SummerScape 2014 presents Euryanthe (1823) by Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera’s first American revival in 100 years. Euryanthe’s five performances (July 25 – August 3) feature the festival’s resident American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of music director Leon Botstein, who also leads semi-staged performances of Schubert’s own seldom-heard opera Fierrabras, starring Joseph Kaiser, on August 17, and of a double-bill of rarities—Schubert’s one-act Singspiel Die Verschworenen and the first American presentation of Franz von Suppé’s operetta Franz Schubert—on August 10.
Bard Center for Civic Engagement Announces Community Action Award Winners
The Bard Center for Civic Engagement announces more than 50 winners for the 2014 Community Action Award program, which supports student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally, and internationally by providing funding for participation in internships that address issues impacting people around the world.
Bard MAT Program Hosts Middle School Math and Science Enrichment Camp
During the week of July 14, the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (Bard MAT) Program is hosting 25 7th–grade students and seven teachers from Hyde Park Central School District for a week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp that will promote inquiry-based learning in line with the Common Core Standards. The 7th graders from Haviland Middle School will engage in learning experiences that promote disciplinary understanding, anchored in writing, reflection, discussion and collaboration.
Military and Civilian Implications: The Debate Over Drones
As seniors, Arthur Holland Michel ’13 and Dan Gettinger ’13 created the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and arts project based at Bard. Now the center is becoming a leader in the national conversation about the social, economic, ethical, and political implications of drone use.
Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving Returns to Bard College
The Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving (SPMPS) is underway at Bard College for the fourth year. Forty rising eighth graders from underserved New York City middle schools attend the program in order to study math at a high level, above and beyond what they have access to at home. Many of the participating schools have partnered with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) and currently have MAT alumni/ae as teachers. SPMPS follows up with the students throughout the year and helps them navigate New York City's high school application process. SPMPS students have gone on to competitive high schools and extracurricular programs; seven participants have been admitted to the Bard High School Early Colleges.
Gia Coppola '09: Filmmaking's Next Generation
Bard alumna Gia Coppola '09 talks about making her first film, working with actor and author James Franco, and how professor Stephen Shore helped her get started.
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Holds Fifth Annual Hyman P. Minsky Seminar
The fifth annual Minsky Summer Seminar was held at the Levy Economics Institute in June, with 59 students participating. The Summer Seminar provides a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and the applied aspects of Minsky’s economics. Organized by Jan Kregel, Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, and L. Randall Wray, the Seminar program is geared toward graduate students and those at the beginning of their academic or professional careers. The teaching staff includes well-known economists concentrating on and expanding Minsky’s work.
Middle School Math Teachers Gather at Bard for Summer Intensive
Forty math teachers are on campus this week for the second annual Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle Summer Workshop, which will be held in the Reem-Kayden Center. The Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle is a partnership between Bard College and Ulster BOCES that creates enrichment programs for middle school math teachers in the region. This year's facilitators include Beth Goldberg MAT '06, Joy Sebesta '13, MAT '15, and professors Mary Krembs, Lauren Rose, Csilla Szabo, and Japheth Wood. Goldberg, Rose, and Sebesta are on the program's steering committee, as is Jeff Suzuki, former director of quantitative support at Bard. Click here to view the full schedule.
Bard Hosts Six-Week Exchange Program on Foreign Policy with State Department
Bard College is hosting a multinational group of 18 university-level scholars and educators on a six-week academic exchange program from June 21 to August 3. Entitled “Grand Strategy in Context: Institutions, People, and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy,” this Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) is designed to foster a better understanding in academic institutions overseas of how U.S. foreign policy is formulated, implemented, and taught. Sponsored by Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program features an academic residency at Bard’s campus in Annandale-on-Hudson and a week in Manhattan with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.
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