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Matthew DeGennaro '91 Trying to Stop Mosquito-Borne Diseases

August 12, 2016
Simon's Rock alumnus‬ and Florida International University biologist is on a quest to protect humans from infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitos.
Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments

Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments

August 12, 2016
An Opera Singer's Love Song to Science. This new opera-theater work delivers a live science show with lessons and lectures in song. In a theatrical setting that celebrates the scientific—from the incredibly familiar baking soda-vinegar volcano to the intensely complicated wave-particle duality of matter at the quantum level—Science Fair tackles various concepts (aided by hand-made models of things like the solar system, atomic orbitals, molecules of DNA and more) infusing them with humor and wit, employing arresting operatic vocals to uplift the ordinary into the realm of wonder.
Joan DelPlato Co-Editor of Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures

Joan DelPlato Co-Editor of Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures

August 03, 2016
In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century 'oriental' bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political.
Colette van Kerckvoorde Wins Grant to Familiarize German Faculty with STEM

Colette van Kerckvoorde Wins Grant to Familiarize German Faculty with STEM

July 22, 2016
Dr. Colette van Kerckvoorde, faculty in Language and Literature, was one of twenty scholarship recipients asked to share her expertise in a three-week workshop offered by the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig in Germany. The objective of the event was to familiarize German faculty members with ways to meet the needs of German-language students interested in STEM fields.
Harold Hastings on Collapse of the North Atlantic Cod Fishery

Harold Hastings on Collapse of the North Atlantic Cod Fishery

July 20, 2016
In his paper “Fishing Quotas, Induced Allee Effect and Fluctuation-Driven Extinction” (Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and the Life Sciences, 2016, to appear), Harold M. Hastings, adjunct professor in science, mathematics and computing, and professors Michael Radin and Tamas Wiandt at Rochester Institute of Technology, explored how harvest strategies and environmental fluctuations together affect the likelihood of fishery collapse.
Professor Peter Filkins Delivers Paper on H.G. Adler for London's Institute of Modern Languages Research

Professor Peter Filkins Delivers Paper on H.G. Adler for London's Institute of Modern Languages Research

July 12, 2016
Peter Filkins, Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature, delivered his paper "H.G. Adler: The Displaced Modernist" at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University College London, in May. Filkins, whose authorized biography of H.G. Adler will be published by Oxford University, joined fourteen other scholars from London, Oxford, Paris, Germany, and the U.S. for the two-day conference entitled "A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H.G. Adler" about the life and work of Adler.
Alumni in Film

Alumni in Film

July 05, 2016
As a liberal arts college, it's part of our DNA to encourage students to explore their own creativity. Rockers, by nature, are risk-takers, and when they find their voices on this unconventional educational path, it carries a bit of gravitas. When they leave, they leave with stories. We don’t always have the opportunity to see how their careers unfold, or what parts of their Simon’s Rock foundation served them best. So we interviewed four alums who are making a name for themselves in film, and asked them just that.

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.