ALUMNI/AE IN THE MEDIA
Ramy Nagy Hameid ’05, whose business is headquartered in Cairo, wrote an article for a recent Huffington Post about the uprising in Egypt and what comes next, "Egypt’s New Era."
Grammy Award-nominated musician and Yeah Yeah Yeahs front man Nick Zinner ’96, who studied photography at Bard, has an exhibition of his photographs on view in San Francisco (on Friday, March 6 ONLY). Click here for details and here for a video about the genesis of the exhibition.
Rita McBride ’82 won an international art competition in 2002 resulting, nine long years later, in the installation in Munich of Mae West, Rita’s 52-meter-high, 57-ton carbon fiber sculpture. Click here for initial news from the Munich Times, here for a video of the final stages of installation, and here for final views of this impressive work of public art.
Rita McBride '82's "Mae West"
“Beer cartoonist” Emily Sauter ’05 was profiled “Drinking and Drawing” in Vermont’s Seven Days.
Amy Clark ’02’s weekly advice column, “Smart People on Bad Days”, has been picked up by Boston’s Weekly Dig, where it will run each Monday. Here’s this week’s advice.
Musician Christopher Tignor ’98 was profiled in a Daily News piece on making music in the South Bronx.
Tim Davis ’91, visiting assistant professor of photography at Bard, has work in three venues at the moment. Click here for details and here for a slide show of Tim's work and a video of him discussing his exhibition (and book), The New Antiquity.
Miles Kreuger '54 was featured on NPR's All Things Considered about the preservation of his unparalleled archive of Broadway musical memorabilia. Click here to listen.
FISHER CENTER INFO
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The Bard Athletics Department is proud to announce the launch of their new website. Take a look at the great things happening in the gym and on campus in 2011 - you'll be impressed!
I can't believe the sculpture that Rita McBride '82 made in Munich (see left); it's amazing, and enormous--take a look at the videos. I think Bard needs one, right outside Kline. Actually Kline is getting an extreme makeover this year. Whenever I go to Kline for lunch I think about all the shows I saw there there over the years--Sun Ra, John Lee Hooker, Doc Watson, 10,000 Maniacs--as well as all the hours people spent sitting on the wall outside.
No one is outside now; there are 40-mile-an-hour winds whipping round Ludlow, and it's still too cold even for Bard students. But any minute now, the first spring day will be here, and the unicycles, guitars, tube tops, and convertibles will come out. There's a car on campus that looks like an alligator--all painted green with hundreds of scales and feet and a tail. Once it's spring, it means that Reunion and Commencement are around the corner. If you need a room on campus book now. If you want to come to the President's Dinner and watch the awards - get your friends together for a table now. If you want to pitch a tent, don't tell me about it.
I can't tell you who is speaking at Commencement but you should check out the Bardians getting awards and honorary degrees this year - I think you will be surprised. FULL INFO HERE.
Be seeing you,
(aka Jane Brien '89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs)
PS. If you want to be part of the new LGBTQH alumni/ae group send me an e-mail. Our first event is organized by my classmate Peter Criswell '89, executive director of the NYC Gay Men's Chorus - it's the BIG GAY SING 3D (see below). More to come.....
EVENTS IN NYC...
Dance professor Aileen Passloff is offering a composition workshop series in New York City (five classes, starting on March 31), open to dancers, artists, writers, designers – anyone who wants to “workshop” their current projects. Click here for full info and to register.
All Bardians interested in economics/finance are cordially invited to be our guests at the 20th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, “Financial Reform and the Real Economy” from April 13–15, 2011 in New York City. Click here for details, including a list of participants. Contact the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs at email@example.com to register.
The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus presents the Big Gay Sing 3D. We have discounted tickets for Bard alumni/ae, but only through March 11. Gather the troops and buy your tickets now by clicking here.
The third biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian Garry Wills, who will present three lectures at Bard (and a fourth at The Morgan Library in NYC) on March 7, 8, 9, and 10. Click here for full details.
Free concert by the Longy Chamber Orchestra at the Fisher Center on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.. Details to follow, but mark your calendars now. Call the Fisher Center Box Office for more: 845-758-7900.
...AND IN BERKELEY, CA
Leon Botstein will present the Tanner Lectures at UC Berkeley on March 9, 10, and 11. This distinguished series is free and open to the public. Click here for further information.
COMMENCEMENT AND ALUMNI/AE
BARD IN THE MEDIA
MAY 20-22, 2011
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“Bard College Named Nation's No. 1 Dinner Party School." Associate Dean Mark Halsey would love to know who wrote this....
The librarian of the Bard High School Early College in Queens wrote a piece for Reuters UK about her work (and you'll wish she'd been your school librarian). Click here for the full article.
Fans of Alexander the Great now have a new book to add to their must-have list: The Landmark Arrian edited by Bard classics professor James Romm, reviewed here in The New York Times.
The Scotsman interviewed film department faculty member Kelly Reichardt.
Two Bard professors had pieces in the February 24th New York Review of Books, humanities professor Daniel Mendelsohn, with a piece on the television series Mad Men, and human rights/journalism professor Ian Buruma with a book review about Nazi-occupied France.
Foreign affairs professor Walter Russell Mead wrote on Tea Party politics in Foreign Affairs.
The Washington Post previewed the forthcoming Blinky Palermo exhibition, co-organized by Bard/CCS (now on view at the Hirshhorn in DC and opening on June 25 in Annandale).
Emily Sauter '05, beer cartoonist
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BARD GOES GREENER
Bard has received $190,000 in American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for energy conservation and renewable
energy projects. Of more than 427 proposals received by NYSERDA, 21
were chosen; Bard had two successful proposals. Click here for details.