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BARD COLLEGE’S CONTINUING STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS TWO INTERGENERATIONAL SEMINARS IN APRIL Topics include corporate social responsibility and experiencing history

Emily M. Darrow
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Continuing Studies Program at Bard College is offering two Intergenerational Seminars during the month of April. These seminars offer Hudson Valley residents and Bard undergraduates a chance to study together, providing an opportunity for a powerful exchange of ideas and experiences. Preregistration and payment of a $35 registration fee per seminar are required. Call the Continuing Studies Program at 845-758-7508 for further information. On three Mondays, April 11, 18, and May 2, at 7:00 p.m., author Sarvananda Bluestone will lead the seminar “Experiencing History—Tingling with the Past.” What is fiction? What is fact? Which is history? History once involved poetry, story telling, and music, as the ancient historian was a performing artist, the keeper of myths. How has this changed? The seminar will begin with exploring memory, the basis of all history. How do we remember, both as individuals and as a society? Is there an “objective” memory? The seminar explores whether there is a “correct” approach to history, for example, looking at the Civil War from the standpoint of a female slave, male slaveholder, northern merchant, and western farmer. Bluestone received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where he has served on the faculty, and is the author of Signs of the Times: Finding Omens in Everyday Life and the World Dream Book: Use the Wisdom of World Cultures to Uncover Your Dream Power. On three consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on April 13 at 7:00 p.m., Diana Ayton-Shenker, founding president of Global Momenta and author of two books about the United Nations, will lead the seminar “Corporate Social Responsibility for the Consumer.” The seminar explores emerging trends and recent developments in corporate social responsibility, with a particular focus on the implications for the ethical consumer and investor. The course provides a survey of different ethical standards and codes of conduct that corporations do or could adopt regarding the environment, health, economic development, labor rights, and other areas of social responsibility. For further information, call Karen Becker at the Continuing Studies Program at 845-758-7508 or e-mail # # # (4/7/05)

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This event was last updated on 04-07-2005