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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).

Jamie Hutchinson Published in Journal of Inklings Studies

November 17, 2016
Barfield scholar Jamie Hutchinson's recent article on C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces" appears in the October issue of the Journal of Inklings Studies.
19 Questions for Social Justice

19 Questions for Social Justice

November 11, 2016
Peggy McIntosh, founder of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project and a former associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, will lead the interactive workshop "19 Questions for Social Justice" on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Bard College at Simon's Rock. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center.
Exploring Race and Privilege in America

Exploring Race and Privilege in America

November 11, 2016
Bard College at Simon's Rock, Multicultural BRIDGE, and Kickwheel Ensemble Theatre present Facing Our Truth, a collection of one-act plays inspired by the Trayvon Martin case. The performance will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center, followed by a moderated panel and community discussion
The Nation's First Early College Turns 50

The Nation's First Early College Turns 50

November 03, 2016
Bard College at Simon's Rock, the nation's first private, residential early college, was founded in 1966 by Elizabeth Blodgett Hall, whose experience as a private school headmistress informed her belief that many young students were ready for college-level work before the system asks it of them.
Kathleen Jacobs: Clearing

Kathleen Jacobs: Clearing

October 25, 2016
Artist Kathleen Jacobs's partnership with trees and weather on view at the Hillman Jackson Gallery

Chris Coggins Discusses the History of Tigers in China

October 24, 2016
Professor Chris Coggins joins experts on tigers and Asia to discuss the history of tigers in China with BBC Radio 4's Natural Histories.
Junior Mo Constantine: Vegan Activist in Italy

Junior Mo Constantine: Vegan Activist in Italy

October 24, 2016
Mo Constantine is pursuing a double Major in Electronic Media and the Arts and in Food Studies, Social and Environmental Justice at Bard College at Simon's Rock. This semester, those studies led Mo to the Food & Sustainability Studies Program at the Umbra Institute, an American study abroad provider in Perugia, Italy. Mo recently sat down with Umbra staff to share what it is like to be a vegan activist in Perugia.
5th Annual Rock the Community: A Day of Service in Honor of Emily Fisher

5th Annual Rock the Community: A Day of Service in Honor of Emily Fisher

September 22, 2016
On Friday, September 30, 2016, Bard College at Simon's Rock will hold its fifth annual Rock the Community: A Day of Service in Honor of Emily Fisher. The event was established to celebrate the leadership of Emily Fisher, former Chair of the Board of Overseers, for her commitment to both the College and the greater community.
Uncommon Journeys: Brooke Skinner Ricketts

Uncommon Journeys: Brooke Skinner Ricketts

September 20, 2016
Alumna Brooke Skinner Ricketts returns to Bard College at Simon's Rock to deliver a special talk on her extraordinary career as a brand strategist and product innovator for companies as diverse as Twitter, Kraft, Ziploc and BMW. The talk, entitled "Selling Out Early: Lessons from a Career on the Implosion Team," will be held on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00pm at the Daniel Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended.
Faculty Concert Series Presents Hevreh Ensemble

Faculty Concert Series Presents Hevreh Ensemble

September 20, 2016
The Hevreh Ensemble, an instrumental group dedicated to the performance of music that reflects or was inspired by Judaism and Jewish culture, will perform a concert at Bard College at Simon's Rock in the Kellogg Music Center on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.