Michael Specter joined the Bard faculty in 2012 as visiting professor of environmental and urban studies. Specter has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1998, where he writes about science, technology, and global public health. In 2011, he was awarded the World Health Organization's Stop TB Partnership Award for Excellence in Reporting. In 2009, he won the Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking for his book Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives.
Raed Al-Abbasee ’13 fled the violence in Iraq in the midst of his medical school training. He then connected with Bard and received a scholarship to continue his studies. Professor Swapan Jain writes about Raed's time at the College as the senior prepares to graduate. More >>
Raed Al-Abbasee ’13 (left) and Swapan Jain
Photo by Richard Renaldi
05-21-2013: Bard faculty member Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, ECLA of Bard's David Levine, and visiting artists Nature Theater of Oklahoma were honored at the Obie Awards in New York City on Monday, May 20.Bard playwright in residence Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas received an Obie Grant for his company Fulcrum Theater; ECLA of Bard faculty member David Levine was honored for Habit; and Live Arts Bard visiting artists Nature Theater of Oklahoma won for Life and Times: Episodes 1-4. The Obies recognize excellence in off-Broadway theater, and are given annually by the Village Voice. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/05/obies_winners.php
05-14-2013: Biochemist Raed Al-Abbasee ’13 took an unlikely path to Bard. Fleeing the escalating violence in Iraq in the midst of his medical school training, Raed connected with Bard and received a scholarship to continue his studies. Bard chemistry professor Swapan Jain writes about Raed's time at the College as the senior prepares to graduate. http://www.bard.edu/news/news.php?id=68
04-30-2013: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has awarded Ken Haig, assistant professor of political studies at Bard College, a prestigious Abe Fellowship to support a year of research in Japan and South Korea for his project, “Family, State, and Society: Japanese and Korean Family Welfare Policies in Comparative Perspective.” http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2432
04-24-2013: Judy Pfaff, renowned artist, Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts, and codirector of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Pfaff is among some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts who have been elected as the Academy’s 2013 class of members. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 12, 2013, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2431
04-23-2013: Faculty members from Bard College and West Point have collaborated on the new book Just War in Religion and Politics, which developed out of a joint project between the two institutions. Bard religion professors Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton have jointly edited the book with West Point faculty member Robert Tully. The book features chapters by several Bard faculty members, including professors Chilton and Neusner, Roger Berkowitz, Richard Davis, Carolyn Dewald, Joel Perlmann, Kristin Scheible, and Mairaj Syed. Faculty members from West Point and other institutions also contributed. The collaboration between Bard and West Point has comprised a joint course; an international conference hosted at Bard; and a public debate on whether war can be just, with Bard students and West Point cadets working together to argue both sides of the issue. The project, which was carried out with the cooperation of the West Point–Bard Exchange, has served as a model for a Mellon Foundation program on cooperation between service academies and liberal arts institutions.
04-22-2013: Bard professor and world-renowned author Norman Manea was well received at the prestigious Salon du Livre in Paris. Manea was an honorary guest at the event in March, which was dedicated to Romanian literature. The French press praised Manea's participation and his new book, The Fifth Impossibility: Essays on Exile and Language. During the Salon du Livre Manea gave interviews, participated in a public debate, and spoke to a large audience about Romanian history and literature. Click here to download PDF.