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Ryan Olson ’95 Gets Honorable Mention in Tony Education Award

June 20, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards honored teachers with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award on June 12th. Alum Timothy Ryan Olson was among the 2016 professionals nominated; he received an Honorable Mention. Timothy is on the Arts faculty at Bard High School Early College in Queens, and a partner in Kickwheel Ensemble Theater with fellow alum, Sara Katzoff ’97.

Abbie Nehring Receives New York Press Club Award

June 20, 2016
Abbie Nehring receives a New York Press Club award for “City Limits 2015 Housing Coverage." The investigative series advocates for East Village tenants fighting to remain in their rent-stabilized homes. Abbie is a freelance journalist and Nonfiction MFA student at Columbia.
Dr. Michael Bergman’s Latest Research Leads to NSF Grant

Dr. Michael Bergman’s Latest Research Leads to NSF Grant

June 17, 2016
Physics professor, Dr. Michael Bergman’s latest work, published in Geophysical Research Letters, earned him and fellow researchers a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Their research focuses on irregular properties discovered in the inner core and its possible correlation to localized melting.
Youngro Lee '00 Discusses New Crowdfunding Rules on Bloomberg

Youngro Lee '00 Discusses New Crowdfunding Rules on Bloomberg

June 15, 2016
Youngro Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of NextSeed, discusses new crowdfunding regulation with Betty Liu, anchor of Bloomberg Markets.

Diane Rhoades-Warner Receives the 2016 Gregory Rhoades Award

June 10, 2016
Diane Rhoades-Warner was honored with the Gregory Rhoades Award at the annual Board of Overseers dinner on Friday, May 20. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the commendation – which is given to an outstanding member of the staff or administration each year.

Jan Staller's Work Featured in Chelsea Megaproject

June 02, 2016
Jan Staller’s '70 video installation—a 120-foot-long screen on view at 10 Hudson Yards—depicts ice floes on the Hudson River.

Professor Aaron Williams Co-Authors Paper on Super Mario Brothers' PSPACE Complexity

June 02, 2016
Aaron Williams, professor of computer science at Simon's Rock, collaborated with Erik Demaine from MIT and Giovanni Viglietta from University of Ottawa to analyze the complexity class of Super Mario Brothers. The result? Their study suggests that users may find PSPACE-hard levels in the trendy video game—or at least in raw materials of the Super Mario world.

U.S. Department of Education Selects Bard College to Participate in Pell Grant Pilot

May 26, 2016
For the first time, high school students from low-income families will have the opportunity to access Federal Pell Grants to take college courses through dual enrollment.
3 Signs You're Ready for College Early

3 Signs You're Ready for College Early

May 06, 2016
Director of Admission Chandra Joos deKoven partnered with Teen Life to offer real life context around college readiness.
Provost Ian Bickford Talks Early College with the Chronicle

Provost Ian Bickford Talks Early College with the Chronicle

April 20, 2016
In his recent interview with Ruth Hammond, senior editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Provost Ian Bickford talks about tipping points, radical acceptance, and the nuances involved in creating a supportive early college environment. The two explore various aspects of the Simon's Rock mission as part of The Chronicle's video series "On Leadership".
Entry Point Exhibition Now Showing at Hillman-Jackson Gallery

Entry Point Exhibition Now Showing at Hillman-Jackson Gallery

April 18, 2016
Entry Point is a four-person exhibition showcasing the work of renowned New York-based artists, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Matthew Porter, Brea Souders, and Chris Wiley. Anastasia Samoylova, assistant professor of photography at Simon's Rock, curated the exhibition — which is on display through Wednesday, May 4th.
Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman Named Commencement Speaker at Simon's Rock

Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman Named Commencement Speaker at Simon's Rock

April 07, 2016
Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will address graduates at the 47th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock, The Early College on Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public; priority seating given to the families of graduates.
Center for Food Studies 2016 ThinkFood Conference

Center for Food Studies 2016 ThinkFood Conference

March 21, 2016
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock, now in its third year, announced its annual ThinkFOOD Conference to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center. This year's theme is Berkshire Foodways. The 2016 ThinkFOOD conference will look inward at Berkshire County to define the "what, how, and where" of food in our region.
Kilpatrick Athletic Center Offers Free Adult Swim Lessons in April

Kilpatrick Athletic Center Offers Free Adult Swim Lessons in April

March 18, 2016
Free individual swim lessons will be held at the Kilpatrick every Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening throughout the month, beginning Sunday, April 3rd and ending Wednesday, April 27th. Registration is required.
 Leon Botstein Returns to the DAC with Peter Serkin and TŌN

Leon Botstein Returns to the DAC with Peter Serkin and TŌN

March 18, 2016
The Orchestra Now will return to campus on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center. The Orchestra Now (TŌN), a pre-professional orchestra in residence at Bard College, will perform an all-Beethoven program under the baton of conductor Leon Botstein and pianist Peter Serkin

Anne O'Dwyer Offers 8 Ways to Make Your Commute Less Stressful

March 01, 2016
Stressed and angry commuters tend to take more risks behind the wheel and drive more aggressively than they normally would. Dean of Academic Affairs Anne O'Dwyer offers advice for staying calm.

Eric Kramer and Ethan Ackelsberg '12 Co-Author Second Scientific Paper

February 16, 2016
Eric Kramer, faculty in Science, Mathematics, and Computing, and senior Ethan Ackelsberg '12 authored a second paper together, "Do Vacuoles Obscure the Evidence for Auxin Homeostasis?" published in the January issue of Molecular Plant.
Filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe '98  Kicks Off Uncommon Journeys Alumni Speaker Series

Filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe '98 Kicks Off Uncommon Journeys Alumni Speaker Series

February 12, 2016
Simon's Rock will host a screening of the award-winning documentary (T)ERROR on Friday, February 19, at 7 p.m., followed by a conversation with the film's director David Felix Sutcliffe.
Civil Rights Activist Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. to Deliver 20th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture

Civil Rights Activist Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. to Deliver 20th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture

February 12, 2016
As part of Black History Month, Bard College at Simon’s Rock will host its 20th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., Distinguished-Senior-Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University. The event will be held on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center’s McConnell Theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Montserrat Tropical Ecology Field Report

Montserrat Tropical Ecology Field Report

January 15, 2016
Students in the Montserrat Signature Program post field notes about the tropical ecology, conservation biology, sustainability issues and life on the island.