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Equity and Inclusion in Food is Theme of Fourth Annual ThinkFOOD Conference

Equity and Inclusion in Food is Theme of Fourth Annual ThinkFOOD Conference

March 28, 2017
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock will hold its fourth annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center. Seating is limited. Registration is required: ThinkFOOD conference.
Artist's Talk and Photography Exhibit by Simon's Rock Alumnus Jan Staller

Artist's Talk and Photography Exhibit by Simon's Rock Alumnus Jan Staller

March 27, 2017
Photographer and alumnus Jan Staller (class of 1971) returns to Bard College at Simon's Rock to talk about his photography career on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Uncommon Journeys special speaker series celebrating the unique paths and extraordinary successes of Simon's Rock alumni.
South Berkshire Concerts to Feature Premier Performance

South Berkshire Concerts to Feature Premier Performance

March 24, 2017
The South Berkshire Concert Series will present the adventurous violist Stephanie Griffin and the veteran new music pianist Cheryl Seltzer on Sunday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. in Kellogg Music Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Griffin and Seltzer will perform an exciting and challenging program of works for viola and piano, including "Sonata para Viola y Piano (2015)" written especially for these performers by the distinguished Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, the "Arpeggione" Sonata by Schubert, and works by Wolpe, Mamlok, Babbitt, and Ms Griffin herself.
Linguist and Alumnus John McWhorter is Uncommon Journeys Speaker

Linguist and Alumnus John McWhorter is Uncommon Journeys Speaker

March 24, 2017
Linguist and alumnus John McWhorter returns to Bard College at Simon's on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center for a freestyle conversation with professor Brendan Mathews about McWhorter's life, career, and longstanding association with Simon's Rock.
Alumna Molly McCully Brown to Read from Award-Winning Book

Alumna Molly McCully Brown to Read from Award-Winning Book

March 21, 2017
Author, poet, and alumna Molly McCully Brown returns to Simon's Rock on Monday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Blodgett House to read from her new book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017).
Award-Winning Writer and Teen Vogue Contributing Editor Lauren Duca Named Commencement Speaker

Award-Winning Writer and Teen Vogue Contributing Editor Lauren Duca Named Commencement Speaker

March 07, 2017
Lauren Duca, award-winning writer and Teen Vogue contributing editor, will address graduates at the 48th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock: The Early College on Saturday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m.
Sophomore Ckahlysia Walker Accepted to Marines

Sophomore Ckahlysia Walker Accepted to Marines

March 07, 2017
Ckahlysia "Clyde" Walker, a sophomore at Simon's Rock, is not your typical college student. Last fall, Clyde was accepted to highly selective Marine Corp Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and will be heading out to boot camp after commencement in May.
Professor Maryann Tebben Writes About Italian/American Sauces

Professor Maryann Tebben Writes About Italian/American Sauces

March 06, 2017
Dr. Maryann Tebben returns to gastronomic pursuits in her most recent publication "Semiotics of Sauce: National Identity and Naming of Pasta Sauces" in Representing Italy Through Food (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).

Students Hold Concert to Benefit the Clinton Church Restoration Project

March 02, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock students organized a concert and raffle to benefit the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration project. The event on Saturday, February 25th raised $1300.

The Simon's Rock Community Mourns the Passing of Beloved Professor Nancy Yanoshak

February 28, 2017
Nancy Yanoshak, dearly loved Simon's Rock colleague, teacher, and friend, passed away on February 25. She died peacefully at home with her spouse, Sandie Smith, beside her.

Provost Ian Bickford to Present at SXSWedu Conference

February 27, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford will present on March 7 at the seventh annual SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.
The Orchestra Now Returns to Simon's Rock

The Orchestra Now Returns to Simon's Rock

February 14, 2017
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) returns to Simon's Rock on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center with guest conductor Zachary Schwartzman leading TŌN in an overture, a symphony, and "four meditations for orchestra." This event is free. Seating is general admission but limited.
Nationally-Known Ceramic Artists Exhibition

Nationally-Known Ceramic Artists Exhibition

February 13, 2017
Diverse styles from acclaimed ceramic artists from around the country are on display in Narrowing the Variables: Seven Approaches to the Vessel, a new exhibition at Bard College at Simon's Rock from January 23rd to March 10th in the Daniel Arts Center.

Letter of Support for International Students, Faculty, and Staff

January 31, 2017
I am writing to reaffirm our commitment at Simon's Rock to the principles of equity and inclusion, extending to immigrant and international students, faculty, and staff. As President Botstein wrote over the weekend in response to the Executive Order of January 27, which limited entry to the United States for non-citizens from seven countries and barred entry for refugees, "We cannot...permit our country to return to the America First isolationism of the 1930s and redefine itself as a place of xenophobia, intolerance, and discrimination."
Second Annual Gospel Concert

Second Annual Gospel Concert

January 27, 2017
Simon's Rock will kickoff its Black History Month celebration with the Second Annual Gospel Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center. The concert will feature a range of traditional and contemporary gospel music by returning choirs from the Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany, NY--Praise Ensemble, Ivey Squared, and Mount Pleasant Liturgical Dancers--and the Shiloh Youth Choir of Hudson, NY.

Faculty Trio to Perform Chamber Music Program

January 27, 2017
The Simon's Rock Faculty Recital Series will offer a performance of chamber music by three of its music faculty members: Ronald Gorevic, violin, Anne Legêne, cello, and Larry Wallach, piano,

Scaling the Simon's Rock and Bard Early Colleges Model

December 15, 2016
The Atlantic on scaling the Bard College at Simon's Rock early-college model, reducing achievement gaps and dropout rates by challenging students.
Three Poems by Professor Peter Filkins Published in The Common

Three Poems by Professor Peter Filkins Published in The Common

December 02, 2016
Peter Filkins, Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature, reflects on this year's election season with three poems in The Common, a prominent literary magazine published based at Amherst College.
Simon's Rock Students Win Prize for Physics Research

Simon's Rock Students Win Prize for Physics Research

December 02, 2016
For the third year in a row Simon's Rock students took home top prizes at the Meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society (NYSS-APS). Lindsey Tensen '14, Lucy Jiang '15, and Oscar Hernandez '13 won second place in the undergraduate research contest at the Fall 2016 meeting for their summer research on "Analog Artificial Neural Networks."
Dmitry Kondrashov '92 Introduces Today's Biology Students to Mathematical Modeling

Dmitry Kondrashov '92 Introduces Today's Biology Students to Mathematical Modeling

November 22, 2016
Dmitry Kondrashov (entering class of '92, BA '96), Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, recently published the textbook "Quantifying Life: A Symbiosis of Computation, Mathematics, and Biology" (The University of Chicago Press, 2016).