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Introducing the Liebowitz Center for International Studies
The new International Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock goes miles beyond study abroad. What makes it unique?
Bard Fisher Center Presents Opening Concert of American Symphony Orchestra Series
The ASO series begins Oct. 28–29. Music director and Bard president Leon Botstein will conduct, with preconcert talk by professor Christopher Gibbs.
Bard's Model UN Team Begins Year with a Bang!
Bard's Model UN team began the year with a bang last weekend at Columbia University! First-year Brian Harris (far right) won an award for his role as an MP from the Bangalore South District in the Northern Democratic Alliance Election Convention.
Bard Students Perform for LGBT Youth Benefit
Bard students in the vocal arts program will perform on campus and at Red Hook High School Nov. 5–6 to raise funds for The Trevor Project, for suicide prevention and LGBT youth.
Bardians Have Impressive Showing at New York Film Festival
Lots of Bardians appear in "Views from the Avant-Garde" as part of the New York Film Festival this coming weekend: Jessie Stead '07, Bobby Abate '02, and Andrew Lampert '79 in the screening Bitches Brew on 10/7 and 10/10; Fern Silva '11, Dani Leventhal, and Bobby Abate in Looking Through a Glass Onion on 10/8 and 10/10; Dani Leventhal and Kelly Egan '06 in Cabinet of Curiosities on 10/8 and 10/10; Fern Silva and Jesse Cain '06 in The Red and the Black on 10/9. Dani Leventhal and film/video co-chair Les LeVeque have installation work on view all four days.
Video/Audio Available of Joyce Carol Oates Speaking at Bard on Inspiration and Obsession
|10-03-2011||Bard CEP Director Eban Goodstein Helps Launch New Project: Econ4 People, Planet and the Future|
Bard Math and Science Division Hosts Red Hook Eighth-Graders
For the first time ever, the Bard Math and Science Division hosts Red Hook's eighth grade class this Tuesday and Thursday. Students and faculty teach physics, computer science, biology, chemistry and math. Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) projects Bard Science Outreach and Math Circle.
"Prosthetic Gods: Finance & the Future," from the Hannah Arendt Center
"We yearn to control and master the future, and one corollary of that is our deep wish to cede control over our lives to the hyper-rationality, objectivity, and reliability of machines," writes Arendt Center director Roger Berkowitz.
Contemporaneous Rising! Student Musicians and Composers Impress Audience with Original Works
Members of the student ensemble Contemporaneous wowed the audience with their Roots Run Deep concert last night. The event featured Bard student musicians and composers.
Political Cartoons of 1912 Presidential Race Exhibited at Stevenson Library
As we gear up for the 2012 elections, the political cartoons of the 1912 presidential race with Theodore Roosevelt have a particular resonance. On display now at Bard's Stevenson Library.
|09-23-2011||Bard Senior Close-Up: Soccer Player and Economics Major Kim Larie Sets Her Sights on Law School|
|09-20-2011||Listening to the Heart and Mind: Bill T. Jones Reflects on Residency at Bard, in The Bardian|
A Bardian at the Emmy Awards
Bard alumnus Todd Haynes was well rewarded at the 2011 Emmy Awards; he directed multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.
Bard Professor and Acclaimed Author Norman Manea Joins Great Britain's Prestigious Royal Society of Literature
The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) of Great Britain has invited renowned Romanian émigré author and Bard College writer in residence Norman Manea to become a Fellow of RSL. The Royal Society of Literature was founded by King George IV in 1820, to “reward literary merit and excite literary talent.” Manea is the first Romanian writer to be honored by the prestigious British institution.
Bard Conservatory Receives $9.2 Million Gift From Laszlo Z. Bito for New Teaching and Performance Building
The Bard College Conservatory of Music has received a generous $9.2 million gift from Bard alumnus Laszlo Z. Bito, class of 1960, for the construction of The Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building. This state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility addresses the growing needs of the Conservatory, brought on by its fivefold growth since its founding in 2005. With an anticipated completion date of January 2013, the building is scheduled to begin construction in October. The design of the building, by Deborah Berke & Partners Architects in New York City, supports the Conservatory's dedication to providing top-level musical training in the context of a liberal arts education. A groundbreaking ceremony for The Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m., adjacent to the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center at Bard College.
Bard Photography Professor An-My Le Captures the U.S. Navy, in The Bardian.
Professor Le on "making photographs that are layered with suggestions and meanings."
Bard's First-Year Seminar Fall Series Explores "Self And Society in the Liberal Arts"
On five Monday afternoons, from September 12 through November 28, Bard's fall 2011 First-Year Seminar program, "Self and Society in the Liberal Arts," offers a series of lectures and related events. All the events are free and open to the public and begin at 4:45 p.m. in Sosnoff Theater in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
Student Filmmakers Asked Community Members to Share Their 9/11 Stories; This Is What They Said
This Sunday, Bard will host a screening of 9/11 Ten Years Later, followed by a panel discussion.
Bard Student Joins Fight Against Leprosy
Bard College lacrosse player Stephanie LaMont gives back by working with the Bard Leprosy Relief Project in a Nepali village over the summer.
Leading Journalists, Scholars, and Publishers to Take Part in Journalism Seminar Series at Bard College this September
This September, the Bard Free Press, Bard College’s student newspaper, and the Bard Center for Civic Engagement present the Free Press Journalism Seminar Series, featuring leading journalists, newspaper publishers, writers, and scholars discussing the state of journalism today, from the role of journalists in society to ways of becoming a journalist.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Farewell Tour at Bard
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform at the Bard Fisher Center this weekend, Sept. 9–11, as part of its final world tour. This is the last opportunity to see the company in the Hudson Valley before it disbands in December.
Zipcar Comes to Bard Campus This Fall!
Starting Monday students, faculty, and staff will have access to shared cars 24/7. Go green!
|09-01-2011||A Bard Perspective on Military Life: Three Alums Tell Their Stories (in the Bardian)|
Posse Opens in New Orleans; Bard, Tulane Become First Partners
Bard has partnered with the Posse Foundation's New Orleans program to identify outstanding student leaders in the city and bring them to Annandale on scholarship.
Making Everyone a Poet: Professor Robert Kelly Celebrates 50 Years of His "Secret Agenda" at Bard
Roughly half a century after first arriving, as a budding “scientist of totality,” to teach and abide at Bard College, Robert Kelly ambled with ursine grace across the stage in Olin Auditorium and assumed the lectern. Dusk was gathering on a chilly evening, and the enthusiastic crowd—consisting of colleagues, students, administrators, and various representatives of the arts intelligentsia from surrounding communities and farther afield—was there to celebrate his eternally youthful tenure as Bard’s unofficial poet in residence.
|09-01-2011||"A Happy Birthday Is Compulsory": Prof. Norman Manea at 75|
Bard Students Participate in Annual Farm Day
Over the weekend, the Bard Center for Civic Engagement and 50 Bard students dispersed across the Hudson Valley to help local farmers in Bard's annual Farm Day. Thank you everyone!
|08-21-2011||Bard's Men's Basketball Team Visits Ireland for First International Trip|
Bard Reaches Halfway Mark in Fundraising Campaign
Bard is more than half way to reaching its fundraising goal for the 150th Anniversary Campaign. Thank you to all our supporters!
|08-12-2011||Daniela Ohad Visits Her Alma Mater, the Bard Graduate Center, to Explore the Gallery's Exhibition Knoll Textiles: 1945–2010|
Bard Alumnus and Filmmaker Participates in Global Media Project
Check out One Day on Earth, a collective, international media project that brings together simultaneous footage from people across the globe. Bard alumnus Daniel Lichtblau '03 is among the participating filmmakers.
Language and Thinking Begins Monday
Welcome class of 2015! You're in for the time of your life ... and a lot of hard work!
Bard College Junior Elizabeth Castle Scheduled to Accept Award of Behalf of the Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative (BPYI) at the Annual Talloires Network Leaders Conference in Madrid
The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions dedicated to promoting civic engagement in higher education. Each year, they hold a conference to unite university leaders around the world. At the conference, the Talloires Network recognizes exceptional university community engagement programs through the awarding of the MacJannet Prize. In 2011, there were 75 nominations from 56 universities in 26 countries and only eight prizes awarded. BPYI was the only U.S. program to receive the award, which includes a $1,000 cash reward. BPYI is a student-run program that brings 20 Bard College students to Mas’ha, a small village in the West Bank, where they partner with the local community to run children’s summer camps and community service projects, teach English classes and engage in cultural discourse.
Norman Manea Invited to Become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature of Great Britain
Norman Manea has been officially invited to become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature of Great Britain. He is the first Romanian writer to be so honored. In July, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and Bard College presented a special event celebrating the Professor Manea’s 75th birthday, lauded as “one of the most remarkable writers of our time.”
Bard College and the Longy School of Music to Merge
Institutions celebrate partnership that will change the landscape of music education and performance in the United States.
Literature Professor Maria Sachiko Cecire's Documentary Magnyfycence: Staging Medieval Drama Now Available
This documentary about medieval drama—based on Elisabeth Dutton’s production of John Skelton’s Magnyfycence at Hampton Court Palace in May 2010—includes interviews, documentary footage, and both theatrical and cinematic stagings of the play.
Natalie Merchant Rehearses with Bard Conservatory Orchestra
This video is from a March 5, 2011 dress rehearsal, featuring Natalie Merchant with The Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra.
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