Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

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Darcy Pollard ’16 to Speak at Peace Conference

March 25, 2019
Darcy presents "Demilitarizing for Peace: the 1033 Program" at the 2019 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference,

Bloomberg Business Week Profiles Ashely Oerth ’10

March 25, 2019
In “Get to Know Your Trans Co-Workers,“ Ashley shares her experience in the financial services industry.
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Faculty-Student Collaboration Unlocks Clues to the "Wood Wide Web"

March 19, 2019
Eric Yi '16 and Samantha Statter '16 joined professors Eric Kramer and Donald McClelland, and Joseph Carlson of the Joint Genome Institute, as co-authors of an academic research paper that provides new insights into one of the big mysteries in forest ecology.

Andrea Barrica ’06 Publishes Editorial in The New York Times

March 12, 2019
She argues that refusing to provide children with medically accurate sex education isn't ideological—it’s negligent.

Daniel Rose-Levine to Present at National Museum of Mathematics

March 11, 2019
Rubik's-Cube-with-feet world record holder Daniel Rose-Levine will share the mathematical secrets behind solving the Rubik's Cube at a March 12 event.
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Jamaica Kincaid Named Simon's Rock Commencement Speaker

March 08, 2019
Jamaica Kincaid, author of a dozen seminal works of fiction and nonfiction, will address graduates of Bard College at Simon's Rock: The Early College on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Andrea Barrica '06 on Featured SXSW Panel

March 08, 2019
The Austin Chronicle names the founder in it's "Women Empowered: Five SXSW Panel Picks."
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Jan Staller ’71 Publishes Book of Cinematic Photographs

March 07, 2019
The Film Forum has championed independent and alternative cinema since 1970. When the space underwent extensive renovations last year, noted NYC photographer Jan Staller ’71 was there to capture and transform the experience with his unique vision.

Students Share Cultural Experiences at Muddy Brook Elementary

March 04, 2019
The Berkshire Eagle reports on Simon’s Rock students visiting the area school as part of Read Across America Day.

Vogue Recommends Brendan Mathews New Book

March 04, 2019
The Simon’s Rock professor’s short story collection, This Is Not A Love Song, is praised as “lovely, quietly ambitious… vibrant, risk-taking realism.”

ThinkFOOD Conference Embraces Pollinators

February 28, 2019
Farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs will gather to support a lively local interest in bees and pollination. The Center for Food Studies will hold its 6th annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 13.

Everyone Swims

February 26, 2019
The Everyone Swims initiative gives students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in the water.

Peter Filkins Chronicles the Remarkable Story of H.G. Adler

February 15, 2019
In H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds, faculty member Peter Filkins presents the first thorough examination of Adler's life and legacy, from Holocaust survivor to renowned novelist.

Tate Coleman A‘18 Advocates for Better Public Transit

February 14, 2019
Tate Coleman is building support for public transit in the southern part of Berkshire County. Tate presented his public transit proposal at the Great Barrington selectboard and was featured on NPR affiliate WAMC.

Joel ’71 and Ethan ’74 Coen Earn Another Academy Award Nomination

February 08, 2019
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs written by alums Joel and Ethan Coen, received a 2019 Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. This is the Coens’ seventh nomination for screenwriting.
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Brendan Mathews Publishes Short Story Collection

February 05, 2019
In This Is Not a Love Song¸ faculty member Brendan Mathews takes love—its promises and its limits—as his subject.
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Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor To Give Du Bois Lecture

February 04, 2019
Author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation will be speaking on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM at the Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center
A ceramics-based exhibition by Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen, curated by Ben Krupka.

SHE SAID, HE SAID: A Ceramics Exhibition

February 01, 2019
The Hillman-Jackson Gallery presents an exhibition by Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen, curated by faculty member Ben Krupka. The show opens January 28, 2019 and will be on view daily through March 8, 2019.
Stefan Jackiw with violin

Rising Star Violinist and Pianist to Perform at Simon's Rock

January 22, 2019
Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao, both highly acclaimed musicians, will perform a program of 19th and 20th Century classics on Saturday, January 26 at 8 pm. The program is preceded by a pre-concert conversation with Jackiw and Tao at 6:45 pm. The event is presented by South Berkshire Concerts at Bard College at Simon's Rock and will be held at the college's Daniel Arts Center.

Crime + Punishment Shortlisted for Academy Award for Best Documentary

January 15, 2019
David Felix Sutcliffe '98 served as a consulting producer on the film, which follows the story of the "NYPD 12," a group of police officers who dared to demand a more just police force.


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