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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.
Orientalism and Eroticism in 19th-Century Art

Orientalism and Eroticism in 19th-Century Art

September 20, 2016
The first Simon's Rock Faculty Forum lecture "Orientalism and Eroticism in 19th-Century Art" will be held on Monday, September 26, in Blodgett House at 4:00 p.m. During the talk, professor of art history Joan DelPlato will read from her new book, Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures. The book, an edited volume of eight papers written by internationally acclaimed art historians, was published this past spring by Routledge and co-edited with Julie Codell of Arizona State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

"In Me is No Delay"

September 15, 2016
From the history of life to the beginning of an idea to the sense of place cultivated by our 50-year evolution, Provost Ian Bickford provides context—biological, symbolic, literary, experiential—to the paradoxical nature of knowledge and the role we play as progenitors of the early college movement.
Welcoming Students on Arrival Day

Welcoming Students on Arrival Day

September 14, 2016
Provost Ian Bickford's welcoming remarks to the incoming class of 2016.

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

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.