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EUS Senior Project Presentations

Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:40 pm Olin, Room 102

Students will present their senior projects. 

Sponsor: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Michele Dominy  mdominy@bard.edu  845-758-7870

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm LMHQ NYC

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE

Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as:

  • career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers
  • the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship)
  • how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard
  • how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions process
In addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding:
  • how to complete and submit your application
  • financial aid opportunities
  • successfully completing program prerequisites 

Event Location: This event will be held at LMHQ, 150 Broadway NY, NY Floor 20

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu  845-758-7073
Website: Event Website

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College

Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE

Join us at Bard College in the Hudson Valley for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as:

  • career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers
  • the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship)
  • how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard
  • how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions process
In addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding:
  • how to complete and submit your application
  • financial aid opportunities
  • successfully completing program prerequisites 

Event Location: This event will be held on Bard College's Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu  845-758-7073
Website: Event Website

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm LMHQ NYC

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE

Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as:

  • career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers
  • the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship)
  • how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard
  • how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions process
In addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding:
  • how to complete and submit your application
  • financial aid opportunities
  • successfully completing program prerequisites 

Event Location: This event will be held at LMHQ, 150 Broadway NY, NY Floor 20

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu  845-758-7073
Website: Event Website

 

Archive of Past Events

                   

2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bard CEP 3+2 Program: Lunchtime Info Session

Calling All Bard Sophomores and Juniors -- Join us to learn about the 3+2 program offering at Bard CEP
Albee  >>>RSVP HERE<<<

Interested in pursuing an impactful sustainability career AND earning your BA and MS in 5 years? 

As you look ahead to your next semester at Bard, join the Bard CEP Admissions Team and Program Director Eban Goodstein to learn about the 3+2 program offered at Bard CEP.

Topics to be covered:
  • Career opportunities in the sustainability arena
  • Alumni academic/career success stories
  • What makes our degree programs at CEP stand out
  • Overview of the 3+2 program
  • The Roadmap from Bard undergraduate to Bard CEP

Details on the CEP 3+2 program can be found here. Contact Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions. 

>>>RSVP HERE<<<

Monday, December 11, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

>>>RSVP HERE<<<

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
Please RSVP to join the webinar here. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Monday, December 11, 2017

EUS Open House for Advising and Course Selection  


Chapel of the Holy Innocents  Please join EUS faculty and students to learn about curricular changes, faculty new to the College, course offerings for spring 2018, and summer and internship opportunities.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

EUS Student Presentations 


Olin, Room 102  Students will present on their internships. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Climate Seminar: Tropical Deforestation and Climate Change: More than CO2

Dr. Deborah Lawrence, University of Virginia
https://bluejeans.com/465542196 

Join Bard CEP on December 6th for a conversation on tropical deforestation and climate change with Dr. Deborah Lawrence of the University of Virginia.

Watch her TEDx Talk here.

Deborah Lawrence, Ph.D., is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the links between tropical deforestation and climate change. She has spent the past twenty-five years doing field-based research in Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cameroon. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE
Reem-Kayden Center  Join us at Bard College in the Hudson Valley for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as:
  • career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers
  • the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship)
  • how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard
  • how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions process
In addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding:
  • how to complete and submit your application
  • financial aid opportunities
  • successfully completing program prerequisites 

Event Location: This event will be held on Bard College's Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Webinar: How to Get a Job in Sustainability

Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government
Online  <<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline career strategies for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, and also field questions in a live, interactive webinar.

Webinar link will be sent upon completion of registration.

<<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shinjuku, Tokyo 1968: Media Panics, Nonconformists, and the Play of Politics

William Marotti, Associate Professor of History, UCLA
Olin, Room 102  By 1968, the area around Tokyo's massive Shinjuku Station had become a site for conflict over visions of the future. The Japanese government sold international investors on the city's first designated skyscraper zone while moving millions of commuters—and millions of gallons of jet fuel for American air bases—through the station on a daily basis. Around the station, a growing youth culture lived and imagined a different future via tent theater, street performance, guerrilla folk music, and conspicuous idling. Targeted by media panics, undercover cops and riot police alike, these youth nonetheless created a space of possibility and even revolution against demands for conformity and collusion with the Vietnam War.

William Marotti is an Associate Professor of History at UCLA and author of Money, Trains and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan. This talk draws from his current book project, The Art of Revolution: Politics and Aesthetic Dissent in Japan’s 1968, which analyzes cultural politics and oppositional practices in Japan, with particular emphasis on 1968 as a global event.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Harlem and the Roots of Gentrification, 1965-2003

Brian Goldstein, Swarthmore College
Olin, Room 102  In the last four decades of the twentieth century, Harlem, New York—America’s most famous neighborhood—transformed from the archetypal symbol of midcentury “urban crisis” to the most celebrated example of “urban renaissance” in the United States. Once a favored subject for sociologists studying profound poverty and physical decline, by the new millennium Harlem found itself increasingly the site of refurbished brownstones, shiny glass and steel shopping centers, and a growing middle-class population. Drawing from Brian Goldstein’s new book, The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem (Harvard University Press, 2017), this lecture will trace this arc by focusing on competing visions for Harlem's central block. In doing so, it will reveal the complicated history of social and physical transformation that has changed this and many American urban centers in the last several decades. Gentrification is often described as a process controlled by outsiders, with clear winners and losers, victors and victims. In contrast, this talk will explore the role that Harlemites themselves played in bringing about Harlem’s urban renaissance, an outcome that had both positive and negative effects for their neighborhood. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Community + Place:
Making of the Bard Master Plan

Mike Aziz, Perkins+Will and
Pippa Brashear, SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Olin, Room 102  Placemaking approaches planning and design from the perspective of people and place. “Placemakers” work closely with communities and stakeholders to analyze their needs, and interpret the environment through the lens of their relationship to it. Placemakers then help identify and visualize design solutions to meet those needs within the specific context of that place—where “place” encompasses not only the built and natural environment but also the social, cultural, and economic context. Successful placemaking requires the coordination of a broad set of professions, including architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, engineering, and economic analysis. The Bard Master Plan and the Kingston Riverport Master Plan are two successful plans that will demonstrate the importance of community-based placemaking.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

EUS Student Presentations


Olin, Room 102  Students will present on BGIA, CEP, Study Abroad, and Co-Curricular Engagement. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Saw Kill Dams and Micro Hydropower

Community Meeting
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Bard is hosting a Community Meeting where we will be sharing information and discussing our process to evaluate small dams, particularly the ones on the lower part of the Saw Kill Creek in Red Hook. We will be discussing what the future could hold for the dams and getting community feedback. The dams have been evaluated for their micro hydropower potential. An ecological study was prepared and water quality sampling performed in the area from the Route 9G bridge to the mouth of the Saw Kill.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Getting There is Only Half the Battle: The Fate of Plants in a Fragmented World

Cathy Collins, Assistant Professor of Biology
Olin, Room 102  Many natural ecosystems are being broken up into smaller fragments due to land-use changes, such as agricultural expansion and suburban sprawl. Fragmentation reduces the amount, quality, and connectivity of habitat for plants and other organisms. Drawing on data from tropical and temperate forests, I will discuss the ways in which landscape fragmentation influences plant movement, plant population size, and disease-induced plant mortality. I will also provide examples of restoration approaches for re-connecting habitats in fragmented landscapes.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE
LMHQ NYC  Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as:
  • career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers
  • the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship)
  • how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard
  • how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions process
In addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding:
  • how to complete and submit your application
  • financial aid opportunities
  • successfully completing program prerequisites 

Event Location: This event will be held at LMHQ, 150 Broadway NY, NY Floor 20

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

National Climate Seminar: A Pollution-Free Planet: The Upcoming U.N. Environmental Assembly

Fatou Ndoye, United Nations Environment Programme
https://bluejeans.com/465542196 

Join Bard CEP on November 1st for a conversation on the outlook for the upcoming U.N. Environmental Assembly with Fatou, Ndoye, Deputy Regional Director of the UN Environment's North America Office.

Ms. Ndoye joined UN Environment in 2005 and has worked for UN Environment’s Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch. Ms. Ndoye holds 20 years of experience in environment and sustainable development focusing on policy analysis; stakeholder participation in policy and decision making; project development and execution; networking and partnerships; and environmental assessments integration. Additionally, she has also worked on issues ranging from the linkages between labour and the environment, environmental governance, public participation and access to information. Prior to joining UN Environment, she led the international NGO Network for Environment and Sustainable development in Africa (NESDA), a collaborating center for the Global Environment Outlook report series and its Africa Environment Outlook series, headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire. 

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts and webinars here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Science or Snake Oil? Managing eutrophication in Jordan Lake, NC

Robyn Smyth
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College
Olin, Room 102  Eutrophication is a widespread and growing problem in aquatic ecosystems. Caused by excess nutrient loading from multiple human activities in the watershed, eutrophication is difficult to reverse, often requiring costly reductions in both point and non-point nutrient sources and resulting in long waits for water quality improvements. The high cost of nutrient management has led the State of North Carolina (NC) to pursue alternative means of addressing the water quality impairments of Jordan Lake, a 60 km2 recreational reservoir and drinking water supply in central NC. Thirty-six solar-powered circulators (SPCs) were deployed in two impaired embayments of Jordan Lake which were monitored for water quality improvements over 2 years. To complement the state’s predominately biological monitoring, temperature gradient microstructure was used to estimate turbulence parameters (dissipation) in proximity to and away from the SPCs. I found the physical mixing induced was far less than expected based on claims by the device manufacturer. The State found no effect of the SPCs in its biological monitoring and the pilot project was canceled in August 2016. Results and implications of this project on decision making for eutrophication management will be discussed. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

God Mountains and Fengshui Forests: Sacred/Secular Dialectics and the Fate of Rural Tibetan and Han Communities in China’s Ecological Civilization

Christopher Coggins
Professor of Geography & Asian Studies
Simon's Rock College
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Animism and vitalism have captured the imagination of post-structural theorists, ontologically-inclined ethnographers, and several cultural geographers. This presentation draws on works by scholars who have explored the divide, or dialectic, between sacred and secular space (Lefebvre, Foucault, Viveiros de Castro, and others) to explore the contemporary political ecology of Tibetan sacred mountains (gzhi bdag) and Han sacred forests (fengshuilin) as China strives to build a post-industrial Ecological Civilization (Shengtai Wenming).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Info Session with The Earth Institute, Columbia University


Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Please join The Earth Institute at an information session to learn about our Master’s program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University. The session will cover admissions, fellowships, and careers after graduation. Before the information session, The Earth Institute will be tabling in the RKC Lobby.
 
Monday, October 16
Table: 4:00 pm, RKC Lobby
Information Session: 5:00 pm, RKC 103

About us:
Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The Earth Institute works with many schools, departments and programs at Columbia University to develop rigorous and innovative curricula across multiple disciplines. The more than two dozen academic programs currently affiliated with the Earth Institute engage undergraduates and graduate students in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. Students learn hard science, policy, and research and practical skills they can apply in the field, and in future employment.
 
For further details, queries may be directed to Laura Piraino [lp2686@sipa.columbia.edu].

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Have Farmers Cracked the Partisan Code? What a Divided Nation Must Learn From Rural Organizing

Lindsey Lusher Schute (CEP '07)
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition
Olin, Room 102  Lindsey Lusher Shute will address the lessons a divided America can learn from the successes of rural organizing by young farmers. Lusher Shute is the co-founder and executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition and a member of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy Class of 2007. She was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House in 2014 and she owns Hearty Roots Community Farm with her husband in Clermont, NY.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Water and the Power of Local Organizing

Jason West, Head of Wallkill Alliance
Olin, Room 102  “Water is Life” has become a rallying cry from Standing Rock to Flint, Newburgh to New Jersey.  The need for water organizing — and the increasing number of people engaged in it — will only grow as aging infrastructure and conservative environmental policies combine to damage our already polluted watersheds. Drawing on twenty years experience in community organizing and local politics, Jason West will discuss the importance of water — and the power to be found locally — through the development of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance.

Monday, October 2, 2017

EUS Moderation Meeting


Hegeman 204B 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Village of Red Hook Municipal Sewer Project

Brent Kovalchik
Architect and Deputy Mayor of Red Hook, NY

 
Olin, Room 102  The Village of Red Hook’s Municipal Sewer Project has been developing for over seventy years. Countless planning documents, initiatives, two failed referendums and the path to final completion will be explored.  The project addresses the Village’s economic development future and protection of drinking water supplies for residents and institutions that rely on the Saw Kill Watershed’s aquifer, tributaries and streams for their own needs.
 
Through the example of a municipal infrastructure project, we will discuss the work involved with gathering and documenting the research, finding the necessary funding, advocating for its necessity, and navigating the bureaucratic and regulatory paperwork required to realize this most important project.
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Doing Good Work

Matthew Stinchcomb
Executive Director at Good Work Institute (formerly Etsy.com)
Olin, Room 102  Is social enterprise actually just business as usual done in less bad ways? Furthermore, can it meaningfully address the many social, ecological, and economic challenges we are facing today? If not, then what might? In this presentation and conversation, Matt Stinchcomb will share his experiences with Etsy.com and the Good Work Institute, and why he believes that the future of business should be small, local, and based on relationships more than money.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wild Edibles and Medicinals - Foraging and Plant Walk

Run by the Wild Underground Collective for Interwoven Roots
Community Garden  Come on our very first plant walk of the year.  We will be foraging edible and medicinal plants to build up our student run free herbal apothecary.  This is a hands on intro to herbalism.  Be prepared to hike and maybe get a little muddy, and bring friends! The more hands the merrier! There is so much to harvest this time of year!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Climate Change and Behavioral Economics: Implications for Policy
 

Howard Kunreuther
James D.  Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Policy
Co-Director of Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Wharton School  University of Pennsylvania
 
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  We face challenges in dealing with potentially catastrophic events associated with climate change. Most individuals do not think about investing in energy efficient measures to reduce global warming or undertaking protective actions to reduce damage to their homes from future floods or hurricanes until after a disaster occurs. I will use concepts from behavioral economics and psychology to highlight why we ignore these risks and recommend public-private sector partnerships that provide economic incentives for taking steps now rather than waiting until it is too late.
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Becoming an Unreasonable Entrepreneur:
A Conversation with L. Hunter Lovins

Presented by: the Bard MBA in Sustainability program + Hudson Valley Tech Meet Up +ReThink Local
Reem-Kayden Center 
How can we transform business on to a sustainable path? We will soon be ten billion people on this one planet, and yet, it is not too late. This is a time of extraordinary peril, but also extraordinary promise. Join green business pioneer Hunter Lovins to learn how we can create a finer future.

Event Details:
  • Date: Wednesday 8/23/17
  • Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Location: Reem Kayden Center (RKC) RM 103
 

L. Hunter Lovins is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 40 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Lovins is the author of, Natural Capitalism, and The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic Ass. Her forthcoming book is entitled A Finer Future.
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Film Screening: The Anthropologist 

Q&A with local director Seth Kramer following screening. 
Red Hook Community Center  The Anthropologist tells the story of Margaret Mead and Susan Crate, who's work is centered around the topics of how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bard MBA Class of 2017 Capstone Presentations


LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038  Please join the Bard MBA in Sustainability for our annual Capstone Presentations. During the final year of the Bard MBA program, students work individually or in small teams to complete a year-long Capstone Project. The project can take the form of creating a business start-up, an intrapreneurial project in their workplace, a consultancy, research project or business plan. These presentations are the culmination of this work.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:00-5:05 Opening Remarks
  • 5:05-5:25 Stephen P. Williams “Wm. Williams”
  • 5:25-5:45 Amy Campbell “Community Finance: Providing Access to Capital for Local Businesses”
  • 5:45-6:05 Nicholas Hvozda “Biomass Heating Fuel Distribution Model”
  • 6:05-6:25 Reagan Richmond “Change Management for Innovation in Electric Utilities”
6:25-6:35 Break
  • 6:35-7:05 Alexander FitzGerald and Samuel Levine Sustainable Sourcing and Bioplastic Packaging in Consumer Goods
  • 7:05-7:25 Beatrice Ajaero “The Other Meal Plan”
  • 7:25-7:45 Curtis Columbare “Natural Capital Valuation: Applications for the Sustainable Development of Nations and Business”
  • 7:45-8:05 Jennifer Shelbo “Exploring the Intersection of Cannabis and Sustainability"

8:00-10:00 End of Year Party (MBA Community Members and Guests of Students, Faculty, and Alumni are welcome to attend)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Geographic Information Systems: Poster Presentations


Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Environmental and Urban Studies undergraduate students will be presenting their final Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects on Friday, May 19th in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Campus Center at 10:30 am until noon.

All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

EUS Practicum Presentations: Environmental Education


Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Middle Eastern Studies 
Open House 


Kline, Faculty Dining Room  Come celebrate the end of the year with fellow MESers. Meet faculty, hear about exciting new courses, study abroad programs, senior projects, and a number of incredible iniatives MES students are working on. Snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Green Drinks at Bard Farm

21 and over
Bard Farm 
Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy and MBA in Sustainability as we host Hudson Valley Green Drinks at Bard Farm. Enjoy beverages from Sloop Brewing Co. and learn about the work of the students in our programs as well as the various sustainability initiatives taking place on campus, including food, infrastructure, and the NYSERDA funded microhyrdro project. If you and/or your organization seeks local interns and job candidates, networking with our business and policy students is a great place to start. 

Beer from Sloop Brewing Co. will be provided. Please remember to bring your ID to verify your age. 

$5 for a refillable beer glass.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EUS Practicum Presentations: Hudson Valley Cities and Environmental (In)Justice


Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

EUS Senior Project Presentations


Campus Center, Weis Cinema 
EUS students complete interdisciplinary senior projects that contribute to growth in careers studying and protecting the built and natural environment.

Please join us in celebrating our seniors and their completed projects on:
urban development in downtown Atlanta
food access in Kingston
mathematical modeling of ecosystems
community-building water science
gendered concepts of nature
the economics of the meat industry
...and other topics

Come learn about what EUS internships are available to you:
EUS internships on garden architecture, farms, trails, and communications
Local, national, and international internships on farms, in city planning departments, and with environmental organizations.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fragments, Fungi, and Feedbacks:
Can Fungal Pathogens Help Maintain Prairie Plant Diversity in Fragmented Landscapes?

Michelle Hersh
Sarah Lawrence College

 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/362560338
Code: 362560338

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Open House


Chapel of the Holy Innocents  Please join EUS faculty and students to learn about curricular changes, faculty new to the College, course offerings for 2017-2018, and summer and internship opportunities.

Questions? Contact: Michèle Dominy (mdominy@bard.edu) or Tom O’Dowd (todowd@bard.edu)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Collective Dynamics of Microbes in Natural Sediment

Alexander Petroff
Rockefeller University
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Are You Listening!

Climate Change in Bangladesh
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Film screening with commentary by professors Michèle D. Dominy and Laura Kunreuther.

Are You Listening! (Original title in Bengali: শুনতে কি পাও!: Shunte Ki Pao!), is a Bangladeshi documentary film written, directed and also filmed over a span of 20 months living in a remote coastal village (Sundarbans) of Bangladesh. Set against the backdrop of Aila, (a tidal surge) that swept over Bangladesh in 2009, the film celebrates the joy, dream and the resilience of the common people of Bangladesh.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Have farmers cracked the partisan code? What a divided nation must learn from rural organizing

Distinguished Alumni Lecture:
Lindsey Lusher Shute
Blithewood, Levy Institute  Join us for a lecture by Bard CEP alum Lindsey Lusher Shute ('07), Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Lindsey was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House in 2014, and she and her husband own and operate Hearty Roots farm in Clermont, NY.  

The lecture will be followed by a reception with light fare and cocktails.
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Molecular mechanisms of SLUG-induced Chemotherapeutic Resistance in Triple-negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

 

Charvann Bailey
Vassar College
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The natural history and future of the North Woods

Dr. John Pastor
University of Minnesota – Duluth
Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 

Monday, April 24, 2017

HOW TO BUILD A GIANT TELESCOPE IN THE DESERT (AND MAKE A WORLD): 
A FIELD GUIDE

a Film by
Katie Detwiler and Anna Niedermeyer
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
 The Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains nearly two-thirds of the world’s infrastructure for astronomical data production. In 2012, the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), was under construction. Documenting the extraordinary process of building a radio telescope composed of sixty-six 100-ton antennae, spread out across eighteen kilometers at 16,500 feet in altitude on a plateau in the Chilean Andes-- an anthropologist, a designer, and a camera man spent three weeks filming at ALMA. We will discuss the challenges that emerged in filming and in the subsequent experiments with the collected footage: around the interdisciplinary crafting of narrative; about the limits and possibilities of a range of ethnographic tools; and about the aesthetics of anthropology. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Experimental Humanities "Hudson Valley Apples" website "Show-and-Tell"


Historic Elmendorph Inn  Hard on the heels of last January's inventive The Life and Times of W. S. Teator, Bard's Experimental Humanities students have done it again! Delving deeper into Historic Red Hook's Fraleigh Collection, they have produced Hudson Valley Apples - a fascinating website showcasing their discoveries, augmented by interviews with local apple growers and illuminating research into the history of local apple cultivation and hard cider production. Be sure to join us Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m., for a "show-and-tell" with Bard's newest inquisitive, inventive Experimental Humanities team. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Seed Swap in Tivoli 


Tivoli Library  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

March for Science 


Vassar College   Transportation provided. Please Contact for further details. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Signs of Spring Walk 


Campus Center, Lobby 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Low Carbon Day 


Kline Commons 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Contamination in Municipal Water Supplies in New York: Are Disadvantaged Communities Disproportionately Affected by PFOA/PFOS?

Panel Discussion with Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director at Riverkeeper.
Weiss Cinema  Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy for a Panel Discussion with Dan Shapley, the Water Quality Program Director at Riverkeeper on the organization's response to the drinking water contamination crisis in Newburgh.

Recent findings of contamination by a set of persistent organic compounds, PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water supplies in a number of communities in New York State have set off intense examination of the science, the social justice implications, and regulatory oversight protecting water resources and human health.  A number of questions have arisen in this particular case:
  • Who is affected by the contamination?
  • What are the human health implications of exposure? 
  • Who is responsible for clean up? 
  • How can our state and federal regulations address the current problem and prevent it from happening in the future?   
This panel discussion will be of interest to both those who have been following the controversy as well as those to whom it is new.  The discussion is in support of an analysis by the graduate students at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, class of 2018, addressing the environmental justice dimensions of the case.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Arboretum Walk 


To Be Announced  Email Amy Parrella for further details.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Ecology of West Nile Virus in the United States

 

Sarah Bowden, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies

 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The future of place-based research

 

Dr. Ian Billick
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory 
Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Zero Waste Day 


Kline Commons 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Panel: Fighting for Justice in the Food System 


Olin, Room 204 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seeding with Bard Farm 


Montgomery Place, Mansion 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Science and Politics: Science Literacy for Activists 

Felicia Keesing
Distinguished Professor of the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Monday, April 17, 2017 – Friday, April 21, 2017

Travel Differently for Earth Week

Pledge to ride a bike, RideShare, walk, take the shuttle, etc. Also participate in a daily bike ride from Taste Budd's to Bard!
Website  In celebration of Earth Week, BOS encourages the whole Bard community to use other modes of transportation besides single occupany cars. This way we can help reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the air, be healthier, reduce parking problems etc. Take the pledge and you will automatically be enrolled in a raffle to win a $5 gift card to Taste Budd's! 

BIKE TO WORK OPPORTUNITY! 
The bike to work event will be held every morning starting at 8 am at Taste Budd's and will depart around 8:15 am for a relaxing bike ride back to Bard Campus. By pledging and participating in the week long events you are not only helping combat climate change, but helping the College achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2035!  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Parallel Play: Of Ivory-bills and Irish Castles


RKC 102  Tim Gallagher and Rachel Dickinson lead parallel lives. During their 25-year marriage, Tim searched for the world’s rarest birds in the planet’s most inhospitable places—swamps seething with poisonous snakes; Mexican mountains teaming with armed drug traffickers. Meanwhile, travel writer/author Rachel traveled to exotically beautiful landscapes around the globe, from Tibet to the tip of South America, writing articles and essays for top magazines. Hear how these two accomplished writers have managed to raise a family, produce books, and keep their heads from exploding.

Tim Gallagher is an award-winning writer, editor, and wildlife photographer. He is the author of four narrative nonfiction books—Parts Unknown, about his expeditions to northern Greenland, Iceland, and other faraway places; The Grail Bird, which details his role in the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker, a species that had not had a confirmed sighting since 1944; Falcon Fever, about his lifelong fascination with birds of prey; and his latest book, Imperial Dreams, chasing the ghost of the long-lost imperial woodpecker through the mountainous drug country of northern Mexico.

Rachel Dickinson is an award-winning author and magazine journalist. She has written several books and numerous articles and essays in publications such as Audubon, The Atlantic, and Smithsonian. Her latest book, The Notorious Reno Gang, is coming out in May.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/497947914
Code: 497947914

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sensorial world of built environments.

Katie Detwiler and Anna Niedemeyer
TBD  Speakers for Anthropology 220: Doing Ethnography.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Living and Dying in the Vicinity of Amherst

Gillian Osborne
Olin, Room 102 
This talk draws from a larger “bioregional biography.” Surveying roughly fifty years and fifty square miles in the middle of Massachusetts in the mid-nineteenth-century, In the Vicinity of Amherst draws on environmental history, scientific studies past and present, geography, literature, and the arts, to explore how lives—plant, animal, and human—are connected across time through a shared environmental context. While Emily Dickinson provides the occasion for such close scrutiny of a particular time and place, it’s not Dickinson only I’m seeking here: rather, an understanding of how any text converses with its context. The talk will also feature fossils, paintings of mushrooms,
mica, and shale.

Gillian Osborne is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and co-editor of a collection of critical essays, forthcoming from University of Iowa Press, on modern and
contemporary ecopoetics.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Land use change, nature perception and resource competition in rapidly growing cities

Dr. Salman Qureshi
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  
Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Canaries in the Saltmarsh:
Tidal Marsh Conservation in the Face of Sea Level Rise

Chris Elphick
University of Connecticut
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening and Discussion


Upstate Films - Rhinebeck  There will be a special screening of the film "I Am Not Your Negro" this Saturday morning at 10am at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about the film, race, and the Hudson Valley. The panel will be moderated by Ariana Stokas, Bard's Dean of Inclusive Excellence, and proceeds of the event will go to the regional chapter of Black Lives Matter. This event is being put together by community organizers, regional civil society organizations, and Bard groups and students. I have seen this film and highly recommend it!

More information on the event and the film: http://upstatefilms.org/specials/engage-film-series-presents-i-am-not-your-negro

Bard is organizing a van to bring students. Please fill out this form if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/fLappyYrFQ7ymuSG3.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Targeting Mitochondria for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease

Sara Lagalwar, Skidmore College
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Urban socio-ecology, interdisciplinarity, and community engagement

Dr. Amy Lesen
Tulane University
Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome

Landscape architect CeCe Haydock discusses eight Roman villas in Edith Wharton's 1904 book.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Join us for an illustrated talk by landscape architect and historian CeCe Haydock, presenting images of eight Roman villas described by Wharton in her book. Learn about the influence of the villas on Wharton's own houses and her novels.

Edith Wharton’s (1862-1937) career as a leading American fiction writer is well-known. Her unusual ability both to write and to observe also puts her at the forefront of Italian garden critics; her book Italian Villas and their Gardens, first published in 1904, remains a scholarly resource on the subject to this day.

Constance (CeCe) Haydock graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University and received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. She worked for the New York City Parks Department, and the firm Innocenti and Webel in Locust Valley, NY, before starting her own practice, Constance T. Haydock, Landscape Architect, PC.

In 2007, she was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, where she researched Edith Wharton and Italian villas.

She is an adjunct professor at Long Island University and has lectured and written on historic Italian, French, and American gardens for universities and numerous garden and horticultural clubs. She is currently expanding her private practice to include landscape sustainability.

Illustrated talk, followed by reception

Complimentary tickets for students, faculty, and staff of Bard College are available. Please call Jennifer Hausler at 845.424.6500, ext. 212 (ID required). This program is presented by The Garden Conservancy.
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Learning to care? Evaluating education initiatives at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Dr. Nancy Trautmann
Cornell University  
Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Degradation-resistant Proteins:
Biological, Disease, and Biotechnology Implications

Wilfredo Colón, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Direct and indirect effects of native and invasive plants on mosquito ecology

Dr. Allison Gardner
University of Maine
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: 
https://bluejeans.com/946118473



What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) Meeting


Location TBD 
Saw Kill Watershed Community's monthly meeting. We   discuss important watershed issues and community engagement. Get involved!

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ikebana: The Japanese art of flower arrangement

Demonstration by certified ikebana (ikenobo school) teacher Michiko Baribeau
Center for Spiritual Life (basement of Village Dorm A)  Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is a practice of mindfulness. Cultivating ikebana means walking the meditative path (dao/do) to be in an intimate dialogue with the natural world: ka-do, the way of the flower.

Ikebana teaches respect, the balance between control and letting go, the law of impermanence, and stresses the importance to see things as they are (thusness).

Ike, meaning “living”, and bana, meaning “flowers” can be translated to living or natural flowers. As Marcia Shibata, an ikenobo teacher (Ikenobo is the oldest classical school of flower arranging in Japan), asks: “Who is the arranger? What is being arranged, anyway? What is arranging? Is there such a thing as non-arranging arranging?”

Michiko Baribeau is a lifelong practitioner of the way of ikebana (ikenobo school) and also a Japanese tea ceremony master (omotosenke school). 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Influence of Climate Change and Evolution on Mosquito Life History Traits and Pathogen Transmission

Jordan Ruybal
University of Scranton
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

EUS Moderation: What You Should Know


Hegeman 308  For intended EUS moderators or the EUS-curious:

Please join program director Michèle Dominy and other EUS faculty for an information session on EUS moderation, on Wednesday the 8th at 6PM in Hegeman 308.

We will help you navigate the process and answer any of your questions. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hudson River Environmental Futures

Screening The Hudson River: A River at Risk with the filmmaker and Riverkeeper advocates
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  A film screening of short films in from The Hudson: A River at Risk with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster covering topics such as: fuel barge anchorages, bomb trains, and pipeline projects.

In addition to Jon Bowermaster, speakers from Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and Bard Center for Environmental Policy will answer questions and invite you to join a discussion about efforts to protect the Hudson River and the climate.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Climate Advocate Workshop

Build political will for a livable world
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  Learn proven ways to speak effectively and powerfully about climate solutions to friends, neighbors, business leaders, and
elected officials.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization empowering people from all walks of life to become effective advocates for a livable world.

This event is free. Refreshments will be available.

Please register at Eventbrite

Children are welcome, but if you will be bringing younger children, please contact  Laurie Husted lauriehusted@gmail.com and let us know so we can plan for childcare accomodations.


Find the Mid Hudson Citizens' Climate Lobby on FB
https://www.facebook.com/groups/120984391744742/

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Reawakening of Montgomery Place


Historic Elmendorph Inn  Join the Red Hook Education Foundation and Historic Red Hook for an evening of history and community at the Elmendorph. Myra Armstead, Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College, will present 'A Prism of Antebellum Northern Society: Montgomery Place 1804-1824.' A light supper of soup, drinks and homemade bread will be served. There is no charge but any donations will be gratefully accepted for RHEF's Student in Need Fund. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, visit the RHEF website

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mapping Local History with Bard's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students


Historic Elmendorph Inn  Calling all Local History Buffs! Join us at the Elmendorph on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m., to help Bard's Historical GIS (Geographic Information System) team "crowd-source" information for the 1798 Thompson survey map of Rhinebeck (which includes Red Hook). There are four known versions of this priceless, hand-drawn, illustrated map from our earliest days. Historical GIS students have created interactive versions of each map and we would like your help to build on their work, adding as much information as possible about individual waypoints. Afterwards, enjoy wine and light refreshments. Please RSVP toinfo@historicredhook.org. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Changing the World Through Food: Israel's Food Revolution

Vegan Food Cooking Demonstration and Lecture
Kline, Faculty Dining Room  "Food critic Ori Shavit, food journalist and TedX speaker, will discuss how Israel has become a globally recognized leader in promoting healthier and more compassionate diets in accordance with Judaism's highest ideals. She will share her personal journey to veganism and her relationship with Judaism and food, which inspired a career change and ultimately led to her becoming a food activist."
Ori will lead a hands on cooking workshop (ticketed event) followed by an open lecture (ticket not required). Come join us for some delicious, sustainable food.

MUST HAVE TICKET FOR COOKING DEMO.

Register for event here: https://goo.gl/forms/a9OwQACOnMG2mLgc2

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Terminal Differentiation of Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons and GnRH-1 Neuronal Migration, from New Models to New Stories

Paolo E. Forni, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Poisons, predators, and parasites: integrating environmental complexity into toxicology

Dr. Jessica Hua
SUNY Binghamton
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wild by Design:  Landscape Design in the Age of Ecology

A talk by landscape designer Margie Ruddick
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Margie Ruddick's approach to design creates landscapes that are full of life, integrating ecology, culture, and community; she will talk about the processes involved in pursuing truly integrated design, illustrating the strategies she deploys with a wide range of projects, from a retreat in the Western Ghats of India to a green infrastructure park and streetscape in New York City.

More info about Margie at her website: http://www.margieruddick.com/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Green Mountain Energy Information Table & Informational Interviews

Learn about internships and career paths in clean energy
Campus Center, Lobby  Visit Green Mountain Energy staff during their information table to learn more and to sign-up for an informational interview!
 
When: Monday, February 27, 2017
Information Table: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Campus Center Lobby
Informational Interviews: 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Fishbowl Lounge
Led by: Megan Smith, Recruitment Representative
 
Green Mountain Energy will be recruiting for:
 
Renewable Energy Sales Agents
 
(this opportunity is open to current students for summer 2017, as well as May 2017 graduates)
 
Sign up is required for an informational interview.
Be sure to stop by the information table to reserve your spot. Positions are available during
Summer, Fall and Spring.
 
About Green Mountain Energy:
We began in Vermont in 1997 with a simple but powerful mission: Use the power of consumer choice to change the way power is made. Today, we’re still 100% dedicated to protecting the environment, and we invite you to join us! For more information, visit us online at: https://www.greenmountainenergy.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fire on the Ridge

Gabe Chapin, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and Hank Alicandri, Director of the Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203  The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge region.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Characterization of Human T cell Response to Dengue

Kirk Haltaufderhyde
Brown University

 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

From rocks to spiders: how geologic controls on trace metals in streams affect aquatic-riparian linkages

Dr. David Walters
United States Geological Survey
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Thursday, February 23, 2017

EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

A Virtual Conference--"attend" with other EUS students from Bard!
Virtual (online) --to be watched at Bard  WHEN:
Wednesday, February 22nd - Conference Day from 10 - 5:30 PM ET
Thursday, February 23rd - Workshop Day from 12 - 3 PM ET
WHERE: Online!

WHO: Students, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across the country

COST: 
Early Registration (through December 16, 2016):
Registered and Certified EcoLeaders - Free
Students - $35
Professionals (includes instructors and staff) - $50
Groups up to 10 - $250
Groups of 11 to 25 - $300
Groups of 26 to 50 - $500
** If you have groups of more than 50 please contact Kristy Jones at jonesk@nwf.org. Groups can be a mix of students, faculty, staff, and others.
Join the National Wildlife Federation and our partners for this virtual conference which will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.
Full Schedule TBD
Draft Schedule:
DAY I - Conference Day (February 22 starting at 10:00 AM EST)
Opening Presentation
Introduction
"The Future of Environmental Careers: Growing a Resilience Economy" Keynote
New Millennium Post-Secondary Credentials and Degrees: Buildings and Solar Technologies
Break
Advice from Professionals
The Missing Link in Effective Sustainability Career Planning
Hiring Trends: Being Wired for Being Hired
The Leaders of Tomorrow
Break
Networking Sessions
Closing Presentation
 
DAY II - Workshop Day (February 23 starting at 12:00 EST)
Opening Presentation
Online Sustainability Skills Tutorial
Green Career Pathway Planning Workshop
Break
Earning your NWF Project-based Leadership Certification
20 Million Global Sustainability Campaign
Networking Sessions
Conference Closing Presentation
 
 
Presented by National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders Program 
 
 
For more information about this event, please contact the EcoLeaders team at EcoLeaders@nwf.org 
Start Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 
End Date:   Thursday, February 23, 2017 

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Porcupines in Our Presence

Melissa Gillmer
Head Zookeeper at Trailsides Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102  The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge region.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Our Rivers on Drugs

Emma J. Rosi, PhD.
Senior Scientist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Citizen science and learning for discovery

Ms. Mary Ford
National Geographic Society
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) Meeting 


Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N Broadway, Red Hook NY 
Saw Kill Watershed Community's monthly meeting. We   discuss important watershed issues and community engagement. Get involved!

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Attendees receive $65 application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reviving the American Chestnut

Dr. Allison Oakes
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Science and Biotechnology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102  The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge region.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Patterns and predictors of denitrification in accidental urban wetlands of a desert city

Dr. Amanda Suchy
Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/836897452
Code: 836897452

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Glacial History of the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley - Setting The Table For Our Region's Ecology

Dr. John  A. Rayburn
Associate Professor of Environmental Geology and Geomorphology at SUNY New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102  The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge region.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/502494114
Code: 502494114

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)