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2022 News Archive

Tate Coleman ‘18 Presented at 2022 National Planning Conference

August 02, 2022
Last spring, Tate Coleman ‘18 was one of approximately 20 student projects to be selected to present at the National Planning Conference, held online and in-person in San Diego, CA.

Growing Better Great Barrington Initiative

June 27, 2022
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is “growing better” in Great Barrington through its involvement with the Growing Better Great Barrington initiative and leadership from Associate Dean of Studies John Morrell.

Simon’s Rock Student Awarded Massachusetts Space Grant Fellowship

June 08, 2022
Senior Tyler Farnsworth was awarded a Massachusetts Space Grant Fellowship to conduct research with Assistant Professor in Biology Amy Smith this summer at Simon’s Rock.

Simon’s Rock Professor Peter Filkins Awarded Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships

April 27, 2022
Peter Filkins, the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, has been awarded a 2022-2023 Guggenheim Fellowship and a Spring 2023 Fulbright IFK Senior Fellowship.

Simon’s Rock Math Professor Dr. Tim Susse Awarded Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for ‘Mathinars’ and Group Theory Research

April 20, 2022
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tim Susse is dynamically advancing the study of mathematics at Simon’s Rock and across the broader Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Network through the math seminar programs, or rather Mathinars.

Simon’s Rock Awarded Early College Full School Impact Planning Grant of $150,000 to Partner with Southern Berkshire Regional School District

April 11, 2022
Simon’s Rock was recently awarded an Early College Full School Impact Planning Grant of $150,000 from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Simon’s Rock Alum Chazlee Myers ’12 Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Italy

April 08, 2022
Simon’s Rock alum Chazlee Myers ‘12 was awarded an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission to provide assistance to local English teachers in Italy and act as a cultural ambassador for the U.S from October 2022 to June 2023. Myers is one of only ten ETA grant awardees for Italy.

Loren L. AliKhan '99 Appointed to District of Columbia Court of Appeals

April 07, 2022
The Honorable Loren L. AliKhan '99 was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2022 by President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Simon’s Rock Theater Program to Premiere Four One-Act Musicals with Guest Artist and Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright Marsha Norman

April 05, 2022
The Theater program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock premieres 4 one-act student-written musicals this week from April 7-9 in the McConnell Theater at the Daniel Arts Center. Simon’s Rock students have had the privilege of working with Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning playwright and screenwriter Marsha Norman over the past eight months in the development process of their musicals.

Dr. Mike Bergman's New Textbook/Monograph: Earth's Core: Geophysics of a Planet's Deepest Interior

March 08, 2022
Dr. Michael Bergman, Emily H. Fisher Professor of Physics, recently co-authored a new book, Earth's Core: Geophysics of a Planet's Deepest Interior, with Vernon Cormier and Peter Olson.

Dr. David Myers Reviews Organic Mechanisms Textbook for Journal of Chemical Education

January 15, 2022
Dr. David Myers' review of Organic Mechanisms: Reactions, Methodology, and Biological Applications recently appeared in the Journal of Chemical Education. The Journal also published his review of ACD/Spectrus processor--which he co-authored with Johanna Schwartz '10--in 2014. A practicing mechanistic organic chemist and professor of chemistry at Simon's Rock, Myers' research studies are featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Tetrahedron Letters.
Phyu Hninn Nyein Women of the Future Award

Phyu Hninn Nyein '05 Leads the Way for Women in STEM Fields

January 15, 2022
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna Phyu Hninn Nyein is the general manager of the Farm Advisory Services team at Proximity Designs in Myanmar. Women of the Future Awards, South East Asia recently presented Hninn with its inaugural Community & Public Service Award.