Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

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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.
Jan Staller '70 Snow-covered Cityscapes featured in the New York Times

Jan Staller '70 Snow-covered Cityscapes featured in the New York Times

January 04, 2016
Staller's Manhattan - as seen through his New York Times photographic collection - evokes a pristine, mid-winter ghost-town in the hours before pandemonium.
Alumna Joyce Kim selected as PopTech Social Innovation Fellow

Alumna Joyce Kim selected as PopTech Social Innovation Fellow

December 22, 2015
Joyce Kim is among a small number of high potential change agents from around the world selected by PopTech as Social Innovation Fellows.
Dr. Ian Bickford '95 Named Provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock

Dr. Ian Bickford '95 Named Provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock

December 13, 2015
President Leon Botstein announces the appointment of Dr. Ian Bickford, Simon's Rock ‘95, as provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College. Bickford will begin his term in January, succeeding Dr. Peter Laipson as leader of the nation's only B.A.-granting residential college of the liberal arts and sciences designed for younger students, and the founding site of Bard College’s network of nationally influential public early-college programs.
Simon's Rock Named One of 11 Best Colleges

Simon's Rock Named One of 11 Best Colleges

October 28, 2015
Lifehack ranks Simon's Rock number two on a list of the 11 Best Colleges in America!
Visionary Ben Goertzel ’82 Talks Super-Human Thinking Machines & Achieving Immortality

Visionary Ben Goertzel ’82 Talks Super-Human Thinking Machines & Achieving Immortality

October 12, 2015
Author, mathematician, chief scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings, and one of the world's leading researchers in artificial general intelligence (AGI), alum Ben Goertzel’s latest interview focuses on super human thinking machines, longevity technology.

4th Annual Rock the Community Day of Service This Weekend

September 23, 2015
Over 150 Simon's Rock Volunteers to Participate in Annual Community-Wide Day of Service

Three Simple Steps for Effective Networking

September 22, 2015
Director of Career Development James Jeffries offers advice for seniors seeking a first job or internship in the Time.com article "The Ultimate Guide to Networking During Your Senior Year."

Simon's Rock Students Win Award for Summer 2015 Research

September 22, 2015
June Yang '13, Maisha Zahed '13 and Nicholas Vandruff '14 deliver prize-winning research presentation at the New York State Section of the American Physical Society.
Alum Jessica Mah Lands Cover of Inc. Magazine

Alum Jessica Mah Lands Cover of Inc. Magazine

August 13, 2015
CEO Jessica Mah '06 rocks the cover of Inc. magazine's latest edition. inDinero—a firm that Mah co-founded with friend Andy Su in 2010—ranked 146th on Inc. magazine's 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.