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LIFETIME LEARNING INSTITUTE AT BARD COLLEGE OFFERS ANNUAL SENIORS-TO-SENIORS AWARDS On May 13 five Bard seniors, recipients of the first series of awards, will present summaries of their Senior Projects at a high tea

Emily M. Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-The Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College has established an annual prize, Seniors to Seniors, to support the work of deserving Bard students engaged in the preparation of their senior projects. Five Bard students-from each of the four Divisions of the College and one from the Continuing Studies Program-will receive an award of up to $500. On Tuesday, May 13, the five Bard seniors selected will present a summary of their projects during a "seniors-to-seniors" high tea, presented by the Lifetime Learning Institute, the dean of the college, and the emeritus dean of the college, in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The recipients of the 2003 awards are Nili Chernikoff for a photographic study: "Flickerings: The Jewish Lower East Side Today"; Raimondo Chiari, who spent time in Turkey appraising the effect of Turkey's entrance into the European Union on the Kurds: "The Sword and the Shadows: Regionalism and Identity in the Struggle for New Dimensions of Space"; Angela Edman, who studied the International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague: "The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic"; Emma Ferguson, whose interest in Spanish immigration took her to Ecuador to examine the Latin American connection with Spain: "Bilateral Agreements As a Path to Immigration Control"; and Onnesha Roychoudhuri (who is expected to graduate in December 2003), who traveled to Cuba to examine the effects of tourism on the economic and social fabric of Cuban life: "The Effects of Tourism As a Tool for Economic Development in Cuba."

The dean of the college, Michèle D. Dominy, and the emeritus dean, Stuart Stritzler-Levine, reviewed the proposals and in consultation with the students' senior project advisers and faculty members decided on the five awards based on merit and demonstrated need. These awards fund projects that would not be possible without financial assistance.

The Lifetime Learning Institute provides opportunities for active retired persons to share their love of learning in a setting that fosters the exchange of ideas and experiences. The Institute is part of the Elderhostel Institute Network and offers noncredit, noncompetitive courses taught by volunteers on the Bard College campus. Classes are held during the spring and fall semesters and a January minisession. Special events include speakers' programs, cultural trips, and moderated panels. Membership is open to mature adults residing in Dutchess, Ulster, and Columbia Counties of New York State.

For further information, call the Lifetime Learning Institute at 845-758-7314 or e-mail

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This event was last updated on 05-29-2003