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Amy Hempel, Short Story Master, to Give Reading at Bard College on March 10
Event Rescheduled from Monday, March 3
On Monday, March 10, highly acclaimed fiction writer Amy Hempel will read from The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, which, in 2007, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, an Ambassador Book Award winner, and named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times.
Fisher Center at Bard College and Live Arts Bard Present Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Art Spiegelman
The Fisher Center and Live Arts Bard are pleased to present a conversation between acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and celebrated cartoonist Art Spiegelman, about cartooning and writing, working across artistic mediums, friendship, identity, and more. This special event takes place on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater.
Bard Debate Union Hosts 3rd Annual Middle and High School Debate Tournament
The Bard Debate Union hosted the 3rd Annual Middle and High School Debate Tournament at Bard College on Friday, February 28. The tournament welcomed 80 middle and high school students from Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Kingston and the Bard High School Early Colleges in Manhattan, Newark, and Queens.
Video: An Opera Double Bill
Get a sneak peak at the Fisher Center's upcoming Opera Double Bill, including two ghostly productions: the world premiere of Payne Hollow by Shawn Jaeger and The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten. The program takes place on March 14 and 16, and features the singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra.
Bard College Presents Andrew J. Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture on March 6
Bard College presents renowned psychologist Laurie R. Santos, who will deliver the 10th Andrew J. Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture. Santos, associate professor at Yale University and director of Yale Comparative Cognition Laboratory (CapLab), will give a talk, “The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Primates,” on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College. This event is free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the lecture.
Bard College Berlin Hosts Meeting of the Bard Undergraduate Network
From February 9 to 12, faculty and administrators of undergraduate institutions in the Bard network met at Bard College Berlin to discuss collaboration, to enhance and deepen relations, and to share best practices. Representatives from Al-Quds Bard, American University of Central Asia, Bard College in Annandale, Bard College Berlin, Bard College at Simon's Rock, European Humanities University (Vilnius), and Smolny College participated. The project is supported by the International Higher Education Support Programme of the Open Society Foundation, and by Bard College's Center for Civic Engagement.
Bard College Landscape and Arboretum Program and New York Botanical Garden to Offer Continuing Education Classes
The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College and the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) are offering noncredit continuing education classes on gardening at Bard College this winter and spring. Open to the public, these classes feature some of the top names in the horticulture industry and cover a wide array of topics.
Twenty Bard Student-Athletes Qualify for Liberty League Winter All-Academic Teams
Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King announced that 234 winter sport student-athletes have qualified for the league's All-Academic Teams in their respective sports. Twenty Bard student-athletes are on the list. To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.
The Big Read Comes to the Hudson Valley Featuring Housekeeping by Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author, Marilynne Robinson
The Big Read comes to Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster Counties through a unique partnership between Bard College and the Germantown, Kingston, Red Hook, Rhinecliff, and Tivoli libraries. Beginning in March 2014, The Big Read spans six weeks of activities, performances, and discussions exploring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Marilyn Robinson’s Housekeeping.
Bard Presents “Colors Through the Darkness: Three Generations Paint and Write for Justice”
On Monday, March 10, at Bard College, Raquel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy and Ruth Irupé Sanabria—three generations of women from a remarkable Argentinian family whose lives were brutally and forever changed by state terrorism during the military rule in Argentina in the late 1970s and early 1980s—will share their art, writing, memories, and commentary on the continuing struggles for justice in Argentina.
The Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program Presents An Opera Double Bill
The Graduate Vocal Arts Program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents two professionally staged one-act operas, including the world premiere of Payne Hollow by Shawn Jaeger, conducted by Carl Christian Bettendorf; and The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten, conducted by James Bagwell. The production is directed by Nicholas Muni and features the talented singers of the Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the musicians of the Conservatory Orchestra. All ticket sales benefit the Conservatory’s scholarship fund. Evening and matinée opera performances will take place in the Sosnoff Theater of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on March 14 and March 16.
Bard Math Circle to Host the Purple Comet Math Meet for Middle School Students
This semester, the Bard Math Circle will be hosting the Purple Comet Math Meet for middle school students. Unlike other mathematics competitions at the middle school level, the Purple Comet gives students the opportunity to work collaboratively in teams of up to six. The contest covers topics seldom included in the normal curriculum, including set theory and elementary number theory, and poses exceptionally challenging problems. A series of practice sessions in the spring will culminate in the final contest, which will take place during the first week of April.
Gov. Cuomo Announces Support for Prison Education, Cites Bard Prison Initiative as Model
Gov. Cuomo took a bold step on prison education last week when he announced new support in 10 state prisons for college degree programs modeled on the Bard Prison Initiative. Education in prison has proven cost effective—dramatically reducing recidivism rates by giving former prisoners the tools they need to find jobs and be successful after their release. (New York Times)
Bard Fisher Center Presents Nilaja Sun in an Open Rehearsal of Pike Street
After sold-out performances at the Fisher Center with her tour-de-force No Child . . . , Nilaja Sun returns to Bard to develop Pike Street, a new play about a Lower East Side family during the “storm of the century.” Her work-in-progress residency will culminate in this open rehearsal. The performance is directed by Ron Russell and presented by Live Arts Bard, Bard College’s residency and commissioning program for the performing arts. It takes place in the Fisher Center’s Theater Two on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m., followed by a discussion with the artists.
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