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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Close-Up: Fiona Do Thi
Math major and volleyball player Fiona Do Thi was born in Vietnam and raised in Poland. In this Senior Close-Up, she shares how family support and Bard scholarships made her dream of studying in the U.S. a reality.
CCS Bard Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College has announced their fall 2012 schedule of exhibitions, performances, talks, and special events, featuring programming in Annandale and New York City.
Fall Open House for Prospective Students
Join us for an open house on Monday, October 8, (Columbus Day). The day will include campus and residence hall tours, a Q&A with President Leon Botstein, and much more. Click below to register.
Daniel Albright Delivers Fourth Biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities
Bard honors preeminent poet, alumnus, and former Bard faculty member Anthony Hecht ’44 with renowned scholar Daniel Albright delivering the fourth biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities, October 1–4.
Celebrated Author Yannick Murphy Will Give a Reading at Bard College
Yannick Murphy, author of Here They Come; Signed, Mata Hari; and other books, will read from her most recent novel, The Call, at Bard College on Monday, October 1. Dave Eggers has called Murphy “one of our most daring and original writers” and “an exquisitely attuned observer of human behavior.”
Fisher Center Presents October Programming: American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, and More
October programming at the Fisher Center includes concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra, performances by American Ballet Theatre, the Bard College Conservatory Sundays series, and Bard student productions.
Arendt Center Conference: Roger Berkowitz Asks, "Does the President Matter?"
"This election should be about a frank acknowledgement of the unsustainability of our economic, social, and environmental practices and expectations," says Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz. "We should be talking together about how we should remake our future in ways that are both just and exciting. This election should be scary and exciting. But so far it's small-minded and ugly."
Cross-Country Men Place Second, Women Seventh in Home Invitational
The Bard College men's cross-country team placed second in team scoring in the Bard Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The women's team placed seventh. Click here to view a photo gallery of the race.
Bard to Host National Middle School Math Competition
Bard College mathematics professors Japheth Wood and Lauren Rose, the Bard Math Circle, and the Bard College Mathematics Program are proud to host the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8) for middle school students in the Mid Hudson Valley. The contest will be held in the Reem-Kayden Center at Bard on Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m.
Hear Writer in Residence Edie Meidav Read from Her Story in Upcoming Issue of Conjunctions
The November issue of Bard's literary magazine Conjunctions is in production, featuring work by Robert Coover, William Gaddis, William H. Gass, Jonathan Lethem, and China Miéville, among many others. Click below to hear Bard writer in residence Edie Meidav read from her new story, "Dogs of Cuba: The Buddha of the Vedado," appearing in the new issue.
Support the Bard Prison Initiative—Tune in to the CLASSY Awards
After being named a regional finalist for the CLASSY Awards, the Bard Prison Initiative is off to San Diego for the national awards ceremony. BPI could be named the top human rights organization in the country. The ceremony will be streaming live on Saturday, September 22.
“Does the President Matter?” Hannah Arendt Center at Bard Hosts Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College will host its fifth annual international conference on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 in Olin Hall. The two-day conference, “Does the President Matter? A Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair,” will examine the issues surrounding the current crisis of political leadership in America and worldwide.
Psychology Professor Kristin Lane Receives NIH Grant to Study Gender Gap in Science
Why do women pursue science majors and careers less than men? Kristin Lane, assistant professor of psychology at Bard, will use a recently funded $169,000 Academic Research Enhancement (AREA) Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to try to answer this question.
Musica Elettronica Viva in Residence at Bard College
The pioneering electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) will be in residence at Bard College from October 2 to 4. MEV will work with students in the classroom, perform two concerts, and give a public talk.
Bard Writer in Residence Teju Cole Tells a Story of London and New York, Naipaul and Conrad
Bard author Teju Cole enjoys a unique residency in London. Click here to listen to him read the essay he wrote that week, or click here to read it in the New Yorker, or below to read his residency diary in the Financial Times.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards Major Grant to Bard College
This first-time grant of $490,000 for the Bard Graduate Center will create a new curriculum on the conservation of material culture.
Live Arts Bard Presents False Peach on September 13
Live Arts Bard presents False Peach, a work-in-progress presentation with acclaimed director Annie Dorsen and Obie-winning actor Scott Shepherd on Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Theater Two of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.
Bard Alumni Comedy Group Screens Award-Winning New Film on Campus
The Bard student comedy group Olde English kept the campus laughing for years. Now Olde English Comedy—Ben Popik '05, Adam Conover '04, Joel Clark '05, and Caleb Bark BHSEC '06, '11—are back on campus screening their award-winning first film, The Exquisite Corpse Project. Click here to view the trailer.
Video: Bard Conservatory Students and Faculty on What Makes the Program Unique
Bard Conservatory students are ambitious and versatile. In this video, students and faculty talk about how the Conservatory's unique double-degree program affords a rigorous and well-rounded education in music and the liberal arts.
Bard College Hosts Second Annual Red Hook Volunteer Fair on September 10
On Monday, September 10, Bard College, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Red Hook Library, and Red Hook Central School District will host the second annual Volunteer Fair for local high school and college students, families, and community members.
Bard's Dengler Fellows Work for Human Rights
These Bard students spent the summer working for human rights at publications, think tanks, and NGOs from New Delhi to Chicago.
The Relâche Ensemble Performs Composer Kyle Gann’s The Planets
The Relâche Ensemble will perform composer Kyle Gann’s ten-movement suite, The Planets, with video by John Sanborn, on Thursday, September 13.
National Climate Seminar Connects Students to Scientists and Policymakers
This fall, listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. These half-hour talks give students the opportunity to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.
A Reading by Award-Winning Author Neil Gaiman
Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will give a reading of a new, not yet published short story Wednesday, September 5 in the Fisher Center, before the Amanda Palmer concert. Tickets to the reading are free, but seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Live Arts Bard Presents: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
Performances Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 general admission; $20 Bard students, faculty, and staff
Singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer will be in residence at Bard for three weeks in late August and early September. During that time she will shoot a music video and launch the tour of her first new studio album in four years, with two public concerts in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines, and Jherek Bischoff. The album, Theatre Is Evil, showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. From tauntingly playful tunes to ballads that tug at the heartstrings, the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to—most notably ’80s synth rock and Brit Pop.
Leela Khanna '15: Getting to the Real Purpose
As Leela Khanna '15 gets ready for a new semester at Bard, she reflects on her summer internship in India: "As happy as I am with this summer, I also realize that civic engagement can’t be a responsibility taken in small bursts when I have the time. It’s a full-time commitment that needs to be a priority for every citizen."
Devon Tomson Returns to Bard as Head Men's Soccer Coach
Devon Tomson has been named head men's soccer coach, succeeding Scott Swere. Swere has retired from his coaching role at Bard for family reasons, and will remain on staff as an administrator. Devon was the associate head men's soccer coach under Swere from 2005 to 2009, as well as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team during that period.
The class of 2016 is on campus for our three-week Language and Thinking Program. L&T is their introduction to the liberal arts and sciences, but also a chance for them to get to know each other, the Bard campus, and the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, Bard first-years rode from campus to Migliorelli farm stand in Red Hook, getting their first look at our gorgeous neighborhood.
Mark Your Calendars! Fisher Center Announces Fall Season
Highlights Include Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, American Ballet Theatre, Conservatory Sunday Series, American Symphony Orchestra Concerts, Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, and John Cage: On & Off the Air!
Ed Kahovec Hired as Head Baseball Coach at Bard
The Bard College Department of Athletics and Recreation has hired Ed Kahovec as Assistant Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach. Kahovec recently finished his third season on the baseball staff at his alma mater, the University of Rochester, where he was a top player for four years. "I'm extremely excited to have found this opportunity at Bard," Kahovec said. "To be able to recruit nationally for such a strong academic school, in a strong conference I have a lot of familiarity with . . . it's a challenge I look forward to."
A Summer Internship in Human Rights
Many Bard students are working in New York City this summer, including Mehdi Rahmati '13, a human rights major, who is interning at the Open Society Institute. Committed to humanitarian causes, Rahmati will continue his work addressing policy problems common to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the broader region. Originally from Afghanistan, Rahmati plans to return to continue his human rights work. Learn more about what Bardians are doing over the summer on the CCE blog:
Math Professor Lauren Rose Receives Award to Support Middle School Education
Bard math professor Lauren Rose has received an award from the American Institute of Mathematics to attend a week-long program in Washington, D.C. entitled, "How to Run a Math Teachers' Circle Workshop." Professor Rose's team comprises middle school and college educators who will use the D.C. workshop to work to improve mathematics education in U.S. middle schools. They plan to host bimonthly Math Teachers' Circles in the Hudson Valley that bring together middle school math teachers and professional mathematicians.
Math Program Offers Intense Training for Low-Income Students
This summer we have 38 eighth-graders on campus at Bard participating in an intensive math program. These New York City students are spending three weeks doing seven hours of math per day! Bard math professor Japheth Wood says, "I'm amazed to see the students" educational trajectories after SPMPS. Some have gone on to some very selective NYC public high schools, and all of them are going to breathe life into their high school's math program."
Bard Prison Initiative Is a Regional Winner in the 2012 CLASSY Awards
The Bard Prison Initiative is one of 64 Regional Winners in the 2012 CLASSY Awards. Thanks to strong voting from the Bard community, BPI is moving on to the national finals for this prestigious, philanthropic award.
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