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 ISSUE #0034, DECEMBER 2010
Nick Jones '01 has a new play, The Coward (a comedy set amid the dueling culture of 18th-century England), that is now playing
at the Lincoln Center Theater (but only through December 4). The New York Times took notice; see: "How the Horror Can Serve the Hilarity." 

Here's Sherman Yellen '53's latest on the Huffington Post: "Why Fox News Loves the (Other) N-Word."

Tam Phan '05, who received an associate degree through the Bard Prison Initiative, was recently featured on Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! and in the New York Times. Released from prison in January after serving a 17-year sentence, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in urban policy and administration at Brooklyn College, but is in danger of being deported to Vietnam (which he left at the age of six). He is petitioning for clemency from Governor Paterson.

Sandra S. Phillips '67 was profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle: "SFMOMA Curator Brings Focus and Vision."

Playwright Thomas Bradshaw '02 was profiled in the October issue of American Theatre magazine (reprinted here at the Theatre Communications Group site).

Bard trustee Asher Edelman '61 appeared on CNBC's Strategy Session in November. Click here to watch the clip.

Photographer Yishay Garbasz '04 was featured in Germany's Tagesspiegel, "Frauen und Manner:
Die Kunst zu leben," and had her work at the Busan Biannale written up in the Critic's Picks column in Artforum, "Living in Evolution."

Mari Lyons '57's recent one-woman show in Chelsea received a nod from the Wall Street Journal (click here, then scroll down to "Mari Lyons: Sunsets/Hillsides").

Hillside/Sunset, 2010. Mari Lyons '57

Artist Corinne May Botz MFA '06 was recently profiled in the New York Times, "Documenting Accumulation and Its Discontents."

Bard's own Stephen Tremaine '07, director of Bard Early College in New Orleans, was selected as one of Gambit's "40 Under 40" (you have to scroll down a bit to find him).

Photo: Cory Weaver

The great photo above was taken through the window of Jazz at Lincoln Center (overlooking Columbus Circle) during our big, fab, fancy 150 Jubilee Celebration last month. The event was great, with lots of Bard alumni/ae and friends all decked out in their finest - especially fine was the ensemble sported by Roderick Michael '80 and his wife Aurelia. Veteran New York Times style photographer Bill Cunningham couldn't resist, and thanks to Roderick and Aurelia, Bard's party made the cut for that weekend's Style section (photos 33, 34, and 35). You can see more shots of the evening (and even buy prints) in the Photo Gallery on ANNANDALE ONLINE.

December is coming in with a bang here. Yesterday the winds were howling outside the third floor of Ludlow--today it's sunny and frigid. The second annual BodyFest just took place in the campus center, where I stood on a scale that weighed me in compliments, had a consultation on nutrition and acupuncture, got a henna tattoo, a massage, a raw/slow/local food snack, and a sticker from the breast cancer awareness table that says "Feel your boobies." Good to be reminded...

It always makes me happy to hear from students I worked with during my days in Admissions. Today I heard from Daniel Pacheco '07 who I first met in Caracas, Venezuela, and who came here to study physics. Now he's working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he has set up a non-profit bringing solar lighting to rural villages. If you are interested in what he's doing, check out www.yejjsolar.com.

As this is the last Triangle before the holidays and the second day of Hannukah, I'd like to wish you and yours a good one. We are half way through Bard's 150th birthday celebration - it's been a great year here. To make a birthday gift to Bard or to make a donation in the spirit of the season, please click here. Please also think about coming back for Reunion Weekend 2011, May 20-22; we are cooking up some special plans.


aka Jane Brien '89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs


Jonathan Hasak '08 has published his first short story, in the journal ZYZZYVA. Read it online here.

Daniel Gordon '04
's "Flying Pictures" are featured in a "Photo Journal" in this month's National Geographic. They're not in the online issue, sadly, but look for it in print (maybe the next time you're at the dentist).

Matt Taibbi '92
has turned up all over discussing his new book Griftopia, including an online interview with the Australian blog Booktopia, a Roundtable interview on
the Albany-based NPR station WAMC, and a piece on All Things Considered.
Our online Books by Bardians is growing by leaps and bounds. If you have written, edited, photographed, translated, or otherwise contributed to a book that's still in print, please contact us so that we can include it.

Associate Professor of Biology Felicia Keesing was the first author of a study published this week in the journal Nature about the relationship between biodiversity loss and the rise of infectious disease. Click here for an abstract, and here for Bard's press release.

Newly IPO'ed Chevrolet has announced its plans to invest $40 million in carbon offset projects, and Bard's own
Eban Goldstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, is among the elite group helping the company shape its plans.

Over their morning coffee, many Northeast residents have become accustomed to hearing "The Academic Minute" on WAMC and its affiliates. On December 1, Celia Bland, visiting assistant professor of written arts, becomes Bard's first contributor to the series with her piece about teaching at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem Click here to listen.

Acclaimed fiction and nonfiction writer Francine Prose,
visiting professor of literature at Bard, received the prestigious 2010 Washington University International Humanities Medal on November 30.

The Huffington Post recently highlighted "The Best of College A Cappella" and, yes, Bard's own Orcapelicans made the cut (with their rendition of "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane). Turn up the volume for this one...

Did you ever take part in or witness a good prank on campus? Mona Pine Monroe '52 sent us this great shot of someone's car secreted up onto the platform of the library. She mentioned that the Bard Fire Squad was probably involved. Was it you? If so, let us know. And if you'd like to tell your own story (photos accepted), there is a "Campus Tales" section in the Class Notes page on ANNANDALE ONLINE.

Photo: Mona Pine Monroe '52

There are four new listings this month, taking place in New York City and in Washington D.C. The first is "Happy Birthday Jean Genet: The Festival"--
December 19th, 2010 marks the 100th birthday of Jean Genet, the infamous French author/playwright/avant-garde bad boy, and Broomflower Arts, a theater collective launched by Amaia Perta '09 and including R. Alex Davis '09, Sarah Paden '09, Andrew Hendrickson '09, and Jesse Myerson '08, decided to celebrate. Nick Jones '01's play The Coward is about to close at the Lincoln Center Theater (for more on Nick's play, see ALUMNI/AE IN THE NEWS above).  Film makers Jennifer Reeves '93 and Sabrina Gschwandtner MFA '08 have films screening at a benefit, and Luis Moreno '00 is part of a lavish production of Arabian Nights at the recently reopened Arena Stage Theater in Washington, D.C. Click here for full listings, and here if you'd like to submit your January event for the next installment.