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The Fisher Center Presents The American Symphony Orchestra
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents the opening concert for the 2014–15 season of the American Symphony Orchestra concert series on October 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. The program includes Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, with Maryna Kysla ’15, piano; and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major (“Great”). The concert will be conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. A special preconcert talk by Christopher H. Gibbs, James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music, Bard College, begins at 7 p.m.
Bard Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant for New Global Partnership Project
Bard has received a two-year grant from the Department of Education totaling $174,623 to support a new Global Partnership Project: Connecting International, Regional, and Language Studies. The College is one of 31 U.S. institutions of higher education to receive funding through the Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Education program, which provides grants to plan, develop, and implement programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States.
Mariel Fiori '05 Named an Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year by GET Hudson Valley
Bard alumna and La Voz editor Mariel Fiori '05 has been named an Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year by Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. (GET). GET promotes economic development in the Hudson Valley by supporting women, minorities, youth, and veterans in starting their own businesses. Every year the organization recognizes outstanding regional businesspeople with the Hudson Valley Entrepreneurial Awards. Mariel Fiori, who cofounded the Spanish-language magazine La Voz as a Bard student and has edited the publication for a decade, will be recognized for her contributions as a community leader. Fiori and five other awardees will be honored at GET's 10th anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 23, as part of the Hudson Valley Entrepreneurial Conference and Expo in Wappinger Falls.
Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Nick Flynn, and Sam Anderson Read from Sappho's Poetry
The Classical Studies Program at Bard College presents Bracko: A reading of Sappho’s poetry on October 18 by Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Nick Flynn, and Sam Anderson. Bracko presents the lyric poetry of Sappho, the ancient Greek poet known to many English-speaking readers through Anne Carson’s translation If Not, Winter. In addition to welcoming Sappho’s most distinguished translator to Bard, the event celebrates an extraordinary moment in the history of Sappho’s poetry. Sappho made headlines in the international press this year because of the rare discovery of two previously unknown poems.
BHSEC Queens Faculty Stephanie Kadison Receives STEM Hero Award at the UN
Neuroscientist Stephanie Kadison, a biology professor at Bard High School Early College Queens, received a STEM Hero Award from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) during the United Nations 69th Annual General Assembly on September 22. Professor Kadison was recognized as an exceptional educator who inspires young people to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was a member of the first cohort of the NYAS's Afterschool STEM Mentoring Fellowship Program, in which she taught genetics to underserved middle school students, an experience that inspired her to become a teacher. The inaugural STEM Hero Awards were given to 10 individuals. Other honorees included Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor, the first lady of Malaysia; Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda; and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union. The NYAS award ceremony accompanied the launch of their Global STEM Alliance, a public-private partnership that brings together governments, companies, schools and NGOs to increase access to STEM education around the world.
LUMA Foundation and CCS Bard Announce Symposium on the Future of Curatorial Research
This major international symposium, entitled The Future Curatorial What Not and Study What? Conundrum, will take place at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, November 6–9, 2014. Given the extraordinary expansion of curatorial research and its surrounding debates, the focus of this international conference, organized collaboratively by four of the world’s most prominent curatorial programs, asks not “what is next” but rather the more urgent and durable question of “what futures?”
The Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents a Special Event
“Remembering the Genocide of European Roma During World War II” Followed By a Performance of Mozart’s Requiem
The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents a special event on Friday, October 17: a panel discussion titled “Remembering the Genocide of European Roma during World War II” followed by a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Exploring issues of history and responsibility, the themed event was conceived of by acclaimed Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer, who will conduct the Requiem Mass and participate on the panel. The panel discussion will be held at 4 p.m. in the László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, followed by a performance of the Requiem with James Bagwell, chorus master at 6:30 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
Center for Civic Engagement Announces “Get Engaged” Volunteer Fair on October 15
The Bard College Center for Civic Engagement is pleased to announce Get Engaged in the Hudson Valley, a volunteer fair with a focus on education, youth services, health-care organizations, and advocacy groups. Get Engaged will be held on Wednesday, October 15, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Bard College’s Bertelsmann Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
Arendt Center Hosts International Conference on American Exceptionalism
The Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College will host its seventh annual international conference in Olin Hall October 9–10. The conference, “The Unmaking of Americans,” will ask what aspirations and which dreams still animate American idealism. Americans today must confront the weakening of a collective vision of freedom and equality. Americans are dismayed at the power of money, the decay of self-governance, and a bureaucracy that seems impervious to popular control. And yet few dare to articulate a collective vision that might hold the country together. The Arendt conference brings together scholars, writers, and educators to ask, “Are there still American values worth fighting for?"
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