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Faculty member Larry Burke produces video for Edutopia

In February, video and production faculty member Larry Burke created a video to accompany Edutopia’s article, “Chemistry Meets Choreography to Enhance Student Comprehension.”  Check out the groundbreaking work in action by watching Burke’s video.

Interfaith Dialog

On February 26, 2009 a panel of students including Eleanor Phelps of Bard College at Simon’s Rock gathered at the College of Saint Rose to explore the role of faith and service in their own lives. The discussion focused on how dialogue is crucial for global peace and understanding.   The Jewish World reported on the event

P.C Lai and Colleagues discover new findings in Gene research

Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s P.C Lai and colleagues recently published new data in the report titled, “An olfactory receptor pseudogene whose function emerged in humans: a case study in the evolution of structure-function in GPCR’s.” The study was published in the Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics and featured in an article in Heatlh and Medicine Week.

The College’s IWD Conference and the Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts Make Big, Berkshire Splash

In articles appearing in the Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire Record, Women’s Times, Rural Intelligence, iBerkshires Weekly, Albany Times Union and Berkshire Trade and Commerce, the first annual Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts was recognized as a significant cultural enterprise featuring over 60 events in 30 venues throughout the county. Among the festival’s signature events was the eighth annual International Women’s Day Conference held in the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock and spearheaded by faculty member Jenny Browdy de Hernendez. The 2009 conference focused on the Power of Women in the Arts and brought an impressive panel of speakers including National Museum of Women in the Arts director Susan Fisher Sterling, novelist and Simon’s Rock alumna Veronica Chambers, and fiber artist, actor and Simon’s Rock faculty member Karen Allen.  Listen to WAMC’s coverage of the event on Midday Magazine.

Alumna Sara Katzoff ’97 recognized as a Woman of Moxie

The first annual She’s Got Moxie! Awards spearheaded by Jennifer Browdy de Hernendez and Women’s Times publisher Eugenie Sills, acknowledged the contributions of four Berkshire women who have started significant cultural enterprises in the community. Among those recognized was alumna Sara Katzoff ’97 for her role in spearheading The Berkshire Fringe. Along with her creative partners Peter Wise and fellow alumnus Ryan Olson ’95, Katzoff was recognized for bringing bold, adventurous and accessible cultural programming to the region. The Berkshire Fringe is based in the Daniel Arts Center each July and August and brings approximately 1,200 diverse visitors to campus. During Katzoff’s acceptance speech, she recognized the incredible support the College has provided since the Fringe’s inception in 2005. The celebration and presentation of awards took place on March 13, 2009 at Shakespeare & Company’s Founder’s Theater and was covered by The Berkshire Eagle, Rural Intelligence and WAMC northeast public radio.  A recap of the award ceremony.