January 28, 2010
The New York Times Book Review featured and excerpted alumnus Zachary Mason’s ’88 novel, Odysseus. Defining it as a “dazzling debut novel,” reviewer Michiko Kakutani, “[Mason has] created an ingeniously Borgesian novel that’s witty, playful, moving and tirelessly inventive.” Kakutani continues praise: “It’s a novel that makes us rethink the oral tradition of entertainment that thrived in Homer’s day… while at the same time making us contemplate the other art inspired by ‘The Odyssey’…Mr. Mason has found a supple, lyrical voice in these pages that captures the spirit of the original ‘Odyssey’ and at the same time feels freshly contemporary.” Read the full NYT review here And the NYT excerpt here.
January 28, 2010
Alumnus Richard Vaden teamed with faculty member Mark Vecchio on a recent play, Hide and Seek. The work explores what it means to be gay, The Valley Advocate writes. Read more
January 23, 2010
National Public Radio’s “Only A Game” once again tapped language faculty member John Weinstein, for expert advice. Weinstein and colleague Carsey Yee taught host Bill Littlefield how to pronounce the name of Chinese tennis player Zheng Jie, who had just advanced through the third round of the Australian Open. Listen here. Watch the Two Chinese Characters video here.
January 18, 2010
Alumna Dr. Aviva Rommv’s approach to medicine, which marries traditional and herbal remedies, was featured in HealthCanal.com. Dr. Rommv recalls her experience at Bard College at Simon’s Rock as “transformative” and maps it as a source of inspiration for her career trajectory.
January 15, 2010
Alumna Christa Brelsford ’01 appeared on The Today Show and Larry King Live after surviving the earthquake in Haiti. Despite losing a leg to injuries sustained during the quake, Brelsford was interviewed in miraculously high spirits. Now, a doctoral student at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, Brelsford had gone to Haiti in early January with her brother, Julian, to do volunteer work with an adult literacy project.
January 13, 2010
Students Jeff Dietrich, Jessica Lee and Jehan Worthy appeared on C-SPAN. They were filmed asking Admiral Mullen a question, access which stemmed from their participation in Inside Washington Center Seminars.
January 11, 2010
The New Yorker recently reviewed photography faculty member Tanya Marcuses’ exhibited work, writing that she "…zeroes in on the seductive smile of a reclining wax figure..." The piece was part of a group exhibition, “Heads,” at Julie Saul Gallery in New York City.
January 1, 2010
“Among notable winter concerts, the acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein made her Berkshire debut at Simon's Rock,” The Berkshire Eagle reviewed. “The imaginative playing bore a highly individual touch.”
December 31, 2009
The Berkshire Record highlighted Bard College at Simon’s Rock participation in a cultural tolerance program in an article titled, “BRIDGE Offers Ambassador for Cultural Tolerance and Diversity.”
December 28, 2009
Provost Marcy’s opinion piece "Alive and Well," was published in Inside Higher Ed—one of the leading, daily higher education news journals. Sourcing recent Zogby polls and other data, which reference student attitudes, Marcy makes a strong case for the liberal arts and its future.