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The Chimpanzees of Ngogo
Kibale National Park, Uganda

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Kline, Faculty Dining Room

Sarah Dunphy-Lelii, Associate Professor of Psychology

The wild Ngogo chimpanzee community, ranging through a large tract of virgin rainforest in southwest Uganda, is the largest in the world. Research at Ngogo focuses on exploring the ecological reasons for this unusual demographic situation and its influence on chimp behavior. Past and ongoing topics of study include intra- and inter-sexual social relationships and cooperation, kinship and social relationships, mating behavior and reproductive success, hunting and meat sharing, territorial behavior, and feeding ecology. Intense observation and coordination with local communities, continual since 1993, supports the preservation of this highly endangered species. Sarah will speak about her 5 month stay at the field site, and her own research project on vocal greeting behavior. 

Sponsor: Environmental and Urban Studies Program

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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

The Germs of Rome: Modern Science and the Fall of an Ancient Empire

Monday, November 5, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm RKC 103

Jon K. Harper, Senior Vice President and Provost, Professor of Classics & Letters, University of Oklahoma

This lecture will explore the ways in which the natural sciences, particularly paleogenomics, are providing us exciting new insights into important questions about the ancient past such as the fall of Rome. And it will consider how the study of human history can deepen our understanding of health, disease, and the evolution of pathogens like smallpox and plague.

Sponsor: Biology Program; Classical Studies Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program; Historical Studies Program
Contact: James Romm  romm@bard.edu  845-758-7283

An Illustrated Dictionary of Urban Overflows: Nakahira Takuma’s Urban Photography and Writing

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Franz Prichard, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

In the early 1970s, the work of celebrated Japanese photographer and critic Nakahira Takuma (1938–2015) underwent a dramatic transformation. The intensive urbanization of Japan during the 1960s and ’70s would effectively redraw the nation’s social and political contours. These pivotal decades witnessed Japan’s integration into the U.S. geopolitical order, undertaken in fits and stages since Japan’s surrender in 1945. Through regional planning and infrastructural projects, such as airports, freeways, and nuclear reactors (including the Fukushima Dai'ichi plant), the entire archipelago was envisioned as an integrated network of communication, transportation, and exchange. At the same time, television and the expanded circulation of image media played an increasingly crucial role in mediating the fraught relationships between the urbanized centers and the remote limits of this wholly remade nation-state. This talk will explore how photographer and critic Nakahira Takuma wrought a vividly urban photographic vocabulary and praxis from the changing urban and media environments of Japan’s Cold War–fueled remaking. Engaging the linkages of Nakahira’s work from the early 1970s with emergent forms of radical film and urban discourse, I will outline a provocative moment of critique to reveal the shifting terrain of power and possibility at the crux of Japan’s Cold War urbanization.

Sponsor: Art History Program; Asian Studies Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program; Experimental Humanities Program; Japanese Studies Program; Photography Program
Contact: Nathan Shockey  nshockey@bard.edu  845-752-4506

National Climate Seminar: Achieving 50x30 in NY State

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jackson Morris | Climate and Energy Director | NRDC

Join Bard CEP on November 14th for a conversation with Jackson Morris, Climate and Energy Director at NRDC.

The topic: The clean energy future of New York State.

Jackson Morris focuses on electricity markets, statewide energy-efficiency measures, renewable energy initiatives, and climate-mitigation policies in the Northeast. His work has become even more critical as states begin exploring their compliance options under new emissions regulations in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Prior to joining NRDC, Morris served as director of strategic engagement for the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace University School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s in environmental policy from Bard College.
 
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 master of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The rigorous first-year coursework, followed by a required four-to-six-month immersive internship, culminates with a master’s Capstone Project and a 93 percent job placement rate within six 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/.

Click HERE to access the webinar

Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu Website: Event Website

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30 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

Changing the World 101

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Impact Careers in Business, Government, and NGO's

RSVP Details to be added soon!

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.

Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College

Saturday, December 1, 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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.

For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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, February 20, 2019
6:30 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 2, 2019
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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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 10, 2019
6:30 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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. 

ABOUT
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. 

Join a live information session with Director Goodstein and the admissions team and ask questions directly of the Bard team. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?  

  • Overview of graduate program offerings
  • Alumni success and career outcomes
  • Admissions information
  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs
  • Financial aid availability
  • Tips for a standout application 
DEGREE OPTIONS
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)  

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.
For more information, call 845-758-7073.

<<<< REGISTER HERE FOR LINK >>>>

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

                      

2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Nature Conservancy's 2015 GLOBE Internship Program: Student Virtual Informational Session


(To join the call, you will need access to a computer and phone line)  Did you graduate in 2013, 2014 or will be graduating in May, 2015 with your Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D.? Are you seeking a structured internship experience with a strong orientation, onboarding process, professional training, networking opportunities, mentoring (buddy) program, and real work experience? If so, you qualify for this extraordinary internship program! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an Information Session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Speak with Director Goodstein and admission staff to learn about the programs we offer, internship and career opportunities available through the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy, and learn how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held near our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.

For more information, location, and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Be Social Change Holiday Bash

Use our code "BardNYSG" for discount on tickets!
New York City  Join us in New York City for the Be Social Change Holiday Bash co-sponsored by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

We’re excited to be teaming up with Be Social Change to ring in the holidays and build stronger connective tissue among the people and organizations driving social innovation in NYC! On December 11th at 6:30 PM, join us at Wix Lounge to for New York Social Good Holiday Bash! In the great company of our fellow purpose-driven New Yorkers, we’ll be enjoying tasty snacks, drinks, and festivities.

You can purchase your ticket here: bit.ly/NYSGbash. For a 25% discount, use the promo code “BardNYSG” at checkout.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Ecology of Pathogen Amplification: Trophic Cascades, Resource Pulses, and the Dilution Effect

Felicia Keesing, Biology Program
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Multiple Stressors on Multiple Organisms

Scientific seminar
Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please email Caitlin O'DonnellWe hope to see you there!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Movie Screening at the Cary Institute auditorium
(2801 Sharon Turnpike- Route 44 Millbrook, NY)
Join for a screening of an Emmy award-winning documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). The father of the national wilderness system, Leopold was a key figure in developing the fields of wildlife management, restoration ecology and sustainable agriculture. The film explores Leopold’s life, sharing highlights from his extraordinary career and explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century. 

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Sunday, December 7, 2014

C2C Fellows Workshop


Olin Language Center, Room 115  C2C Fellows workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers in sustainable business and politics. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell your story, build your network, pitch your idea, and know what you’re good at. The $30 attendance fee will be waived for Bard students who can offer housing to out-of-town fellows. Visit our website to apply or learn more.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

EUS Film Screening: The Human Scale


Campus Center, Weis Cinema  While 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas, this figure is projected to increase to 80% by 2050. Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl, who has studied human behavior in cities for 40 years depicts how the creation of modern cities has repelled human interaction. He however argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. Is this so? Attend this movie screening to find out. Snacks will be provided!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

"How to Get a Job Saving the Planet"

Sustainability Careers with Non-Profits, Business and Government
Reem-Kayden Center  Join Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard's Center for Environmental Policy and MBA in Sustainability for the workshop "How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Leadership Careers in NGOs, Business and Government." Learn how our graduate programs prepare students for impactful careers leading change in these uncertain times.

Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: RKC 103



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Living with the Fukushima Nuclear
(Accident? Disaster? Crime?)


Weis Cinema 

A lecture by Norma Field, Professor Emerita of Japanese Studies,
The University of Chicago

More than three-and-a-half years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. It has disappeared, for the most part, from the headlines and consciousness of the world. But for the residents of Fukushima and others scattered over the Japanese archipelago, the disaster is ever present, perhaps most of all for those who would banish it from their minds. What does "living with Fukushima" mean? How is it the same and different from living with the impact of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011? What difference does it make if we consider it an "accident," a "disaster," or a "crime"? What if we add the choice of "scientific experiment" to this series--how do the terms affect each other, and how might the series of terms affect how we think about the whole of the nuclear age, going back, for instance, to the Trinity test site in New Mexico, where the National Cancer Institute has decided to study, 70 years later, the impact of the explosion on local residents?


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Microbiomes at Multiple Levels and Their Impact on Ecosystems

Scientific seminar
Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Open House

Showcasing EUS community members and their exciting happenings!
Hegeman 102  Dinner and music provided!

The EUS Open House is a chance for current/prospective EUS students, faculty, and staff and see some of the exciting courses, projects, and internships that the EUS community is working on!

Whether you are moderated or not, EUS is an exciting interdisciplinary program! Come check us out!

Tentative Agenda:
Overview of EUS 4-year plans
Sample EUS senior projects (underway!)
Sample EUS internships
Dinner/mingling with music/art
Brief intro to Faculty/Courses coming up
Discussion about how EUS can serve you best!

Location: Hegeman 102

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nuclear Savage


Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Urban Planning: Post-Sandy NYC

Long term planning for coastal risks along New York City's waterfront
RKC room 200  Bard Graduate Trevor Johnson will be talking about NYC and its general policy response towards rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. Further, he will discuss how the Department of City Planning's work fits into these larger initiatives. Attend for a thought provoking conversation coupled with refreshments! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gasland

A movie screeening brought to you by the Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary in 2011, Gasland focuses on communities in the United States affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking'. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Linking Mechanism and Function Through Ecophysiology:
Lessons From Mice and Elk

A lecture by Cynthia Downs, University of Nevada, Reno
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Evolution and ecology influence physiological traits and physiology in turn, influences ecology and even evolutionary trajectories. Although an organism is more than the sum of its phenotypic traits, the question of how different physiological systems interact is often ignored.  I seek to understand how complex interactions between immune and metabolic traits affect physiological function at the organismal level, and study the consequences of individual variation in physiology on ecological and evolutionary timescales. For example, trade-offs among physiological systems can constrain phenotypes, and trade-offs with other ecologically relevant traits can hinder local adaptation and act as evolutionary constraints.  In recent work I explored trade-offs among ecologically important traits using mice artificially selected for high maximal metabolic rates (MMR); I found that selection for high MMR, but not corresponding evolved changes in basal metabolic rate suppressed innate immune function and altered growth trajectories.  These findings revealed connections among physiological systems with consequences for individual variation in life history traits. I am also interested in understanding how environmental variation affects expression of functional traits. To test the hypothesis that the strength of immune function correlates with resource availability, I experimentally manipulated the population density of free-ranging North American elk and found that levels of constitutive immunity are inversely related to nutritional state. This surprising result informs our understanding of the complicated interactions between resource availability, animal physiology, and disease dynamics. As a whole, these experiments demonstrate the connectivity of physiological systems and the need for a systems approach to fully understand how natural selection acts on organisms. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Can we forecast invasive species distributions?

Scientific seminar
Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Washington, DC Info Session at Earth Day Network

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Washington, DC  Join us at the Earth Day Network headquarters in Washington, DC
for an Information Session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard Center for Environmental Policy and MBA in Sustainability 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. 

This event will be held Earth Day Network:
1616 P St. NW, Suite 340
Washington, DC 20036


For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, codonnel@bard.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Covering Climate Change in the Classroom


The Hudson River Estuary Program, Teaching the Hudson Valley, and New York Sea Grant will offer a day-long workshop about climate change, its impacts in the Hudson Valley, and field and classroom-tested ways of covering the topic in your syllabi and programming. This workshop will take place at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WE SING OUT

Latest film from Young Voices for the Planet to Premiere in Beacon
“WE SING OUT!” a short film about Pete Seeger and the Rivertown Kids, will premiere at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, in Beacon on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. The Rivertown Kids grew out of Seeger’s musical involvement with students in Beacon’s public schools; an album featuring Pete and the group won a Grammy in 2011. Produced and directed by Lynne Cherry through the Young Voices for the Planet organization, “WE SING OUT” features the Rivertown Kids singing with Pete and speaking out about a renewable-energy-powered future, a clean Hudson River and lessons from the past showing the power of song to change the world. The program is free of charge, but registration is required – email the Howland Center or call (845) 831-4988. Other Young Voices for the Planet short films will also be shown, and Lynne Cherry will be signing her children’s books afterwards.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Living Close to Your Neighbors:
Competition and Facilitation in Plant Communities

A Lecture by Sasha Wright, Biology Program
RKC 102 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an Information Session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Speak with Director Goodstein and admission staff to learn about the programs we offer, internship and career opportunities available through the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy, and learn how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held near our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.

For more information, location, and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World

Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY
Stephen Kellert, Senior Research Scholar at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a pioneer in the field of biophilia—the study of human beings' inherent affinity for nature—provides a fresh understanding of how much our essential humanity relies on being a part of the natural world.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Glacial Meltwater Streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Stream Ecosystem Responses to Changing Climate

Scientific seminar
Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY


Thursday, November 6, 2014

"What's the Cost of Climate Change? How to improve the Social Cost of Carbon."

Peter Howard, Ph.D.
Hegeman 102 
Peter Howard is the Environmental Defense Fund and Natural Resources Defense Council Climate Valuation Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, where his research focused on climate change, environmental policy, and agricultural policy. Howard also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College. He most recently wrote “Omitted Damages: What’s Missing from the Social Cost of Carbon” and "Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon,"  in which he examines the Integrated Assessment Models used to produce the U.S. social cost of carbon estimate. He also co-authored for Nature journal “Global Warming: Improve Economic Models of Climate Change,” along with Policy Integrity Director Richard Revesz, economist Kenneth Arrow, and others. In addition, he co-authored several report for the California Department of Food and Agriculture estimating the costs of various pesticide regulations in California.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Local Biodiversity, Parasite Population Sizes and Infection Risk in Aquatic Ecosystems

Scientific seminar
Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY


Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's About Power: Professor Gidon Eshel Discusses Hudson Valley Power Line Proposals

Who wants it? Who needs it? And at what cost?
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  Anyone who wants to protect the beauty, economic health and well-being of the Hudson valley should attend this talk, led by Bard College Professor of Environmental Science and Physics, Gidon Eshel. This will serve as a public, county-wide meeting to share vital new information on the power line proposals. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Places and Spaces for STEM Identity Development in Youth and Science Educators

Ongoing Qualitative Research in Informal Science Learning
Olin, Room 102 

Presented by Jennifer D. Adams


"This informal science education field is growing as we learn more about how people learn science outside of the formal school setting. During this presentation I will highlight qualitative research in informal science learning for youth and teachers. In particular, I will discuss how I use a sociocultural lens around place and identity to elucidate how people learn science in these settings and the people they become in relation to their science learning. I will discuss the connections between places of science learning and enactment and developing positive STEM identities in general and in underrepresented students (African American, Latin@ and first generation students and girls/women) in particular. I will conclude my presentation with a general discussion about the informal science education field."


Jennifer D. Adams is an associate professor of science education at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on STEM teaching and learning in urban informal science contexts including museums, National Parks and everyday learning.  She has worked as an educator and researcher in NYC public schools and the American Museum of Natural History. She was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Early CAREER award to study informal learning contexts and formal/informal collaborations for STEM teacher education. Her research portfolio also includes youth learning and identity in informal science contexts, with a focus on underrepresented youth and place/identity in transnational communities and environmental education.  She uses a combined sociocultural and geographical lens to study the relationships between people, places and learning. 



Monday, October 27, 2014

Into the Woods

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Nature in Modern Japanese Poetry


RKC 103 
A lecture by Nicholas Albertson, Assistant Professor of Japanese, Wake Forest University

In their bold poetic experiments of the late 1890s and early 1900s, Shimazaki Tōson and other Japanese writers sought new artistic and ethical insights in “natural” environments freed from conventional poetic allusions. By immersing themselves in unspoiled forest, mountain, and seashore landscapes, these poets found new ideals of “nature” entangled with Romantic ideals of poetic genius. But did these wandering poets sense the dangers in holding up nature as simultaneously safely beyond civilization and harmonious with civilization? Looking ahead to films such as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, we can question the ethical implications of a belief that nature can purify us both aesthetically and chemically.

Free and open to the public.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Bard CEP Guest Lecture

Kathryn Hochstetler, CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas,
Balsillie School of International Affairs; Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo.
Albee 102  Kathryn Hochstetler is CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas in the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Hochstetler has published widely on topics such as civil society and social movements, environmental politics, and presidentialism, with an empirical focus on South America or United Nations conferences. She has published three books: Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University Press, 2007, with Margaret E. Keck); Advances in International Environmental Politics (Palgrave MacMillan, 2006, co-edited with Michele Betsill and Dimitris Stevis); and Sovereignty, Democracy and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (SUNY University Press, 2005, with Ann Marie Clark and Elisabeth Jay Friedman).

Her current research includes a study (with SSHRC funding 2011-2014) of the positions Brazil and South Africa are taking in global climate change negotiations, as well as their implementation of their commitments through energy projects at home. Professor Hochstetler is writing a book on the relationship between environment and development as seen in the renewable electricity sectors in these two regional powers. This research is part of her broader interests in the emerging powers and the ways their national development strategies shape their participation in the global political economy and regional politics.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Garlic Planting/Potluck


Community Garden  Come plant garlic and share a meal! We will be planting two rows of garlic and doing other work around the garden such as weeding, carving out swales and transplanting trees. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about permaculture principals and meet people from the community. 

Bring garlic for planting if you have any to spare and a dish to share. 





Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Tune-in: Thai Massage Workshop

With Anne Mulvaney
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  Come learn about the art of Thai Massage. Massage therapist and instructor Anne Mulvaney will be leading this hands-on workshop. Pizza lunch will be served. Sponsored by Wellness. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Food Day

Farmers Market and Local Lunch!
Kline Commons  Join us at Kline Commons on Friday, October 24 for the Chartwells National Food Day celebration! The day begins at 11:30 a.m. on the Kline terrace with a local farmer's market selling locally grown and produced products. Be sure to bring your reusable totes for all of your purchases. Come learn about Bard's participation in the Real Food Challenge with Corinna Borden, Chartwells Food Sustainability Advocate!

Additionally, Chartwells Dining Services will be hosting an all-local farmer appreciation lunch with representation from local farmers and other local providers. ($9 gets you all you can eat!)

All are welcome to come and participate in the many Food Day activities happening at Kline!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Film Screening: The End of Suburbia


Campus Center, Weis Cinema  What happens when we reach 'peak oil'? That is, the point at which earth's supply of oil will no longer be able meet our demand? The EUS movie screening of End of Suburbia details the implications of this event on our suburbian lifestyle. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life After Bard:
Building a Career in Environmental Education

A lecture by Samantha Root, Bard Class of 2011, Bard MAT Class of 2012
Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Songs and the Suburbs: What Birds Can Teach Us About Communication and Conservation

A lecture by Kara Belinsky, SUNY New Paltz
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Visiting Artist: Matthew Mazzotta


Fisher Studio Arts Center, Seminar Room  Visiting Artist Matthew Mazzotta will give a presentation entitled, "The Architecture of Social Space; Opening Spaces of Critique Within the Places We Live."

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Tune-in: Day of Balance

Sponsored by Wellness
Ludlow Lawn  Come learn one or all of the balance-oriented activities being taught at this tune-in. Surrealist Circus head Rose Falvey will be teaching stilts and balance ball and Outdoors Club head Douglas Friedman will be teaching slacklining. Come get CENTERED. Sponsored by Wellness. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Peter Rosenblum
 Professor of International Law and Human Rights

 

"Two Cheers for Corporate Social Responsibility"
A Talk in the Social Studies Divisional Colloquium
Olin, Room 102 
As “corporate social responsibility” enters the mainstream, its
initials "CSR" have become a dirty word for a broad segment of the
engaged public.  The voluntariness, vagueness, and uncertainty of
enforcement  – not to mention blatant propaganda by companies –
overwhelm any positive value, they argue.  At the other end of the
spectrum, CSR enthusiasts insist that it is leading to a new paradigm,
even challenging traditional forms of corporate governance. Oft
overlooked in the debate over CSR is the way in which public campaigns
have driven change and, even more importantly, shaped the mechanisms
that emerge. CSR continues to be as much the story of savvy activists
leveraging global networks as it is the monitoring mechanisms and
codes of conduct -- maybe more so.  Peter Rosenblum will explore the
current debate, drawing on his recently completed research on Indian
Tea plantations and a soon-to-published chapter addressing advocates
and critics of CSR.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Information Table


Campus Center, Lobby 
Come learn about our graduate programs and summer programs for undergraduate students.

When: Wednesday, September 24, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Campus Center Lobby
Led by: Joseph Scarfo, Associate Director

About:
Duke’s Nicholas School is a School of the Environment - not Environmental Sciences, or Environmental Studies, but the Environment. We strive for a new paradigm, one that views and attempts to understand the earth and the environment including humans as an integrated whole. And one that advances a more sustainable future by strategically focusing its resources on addressing the major environmental issues of our times and by training a new and environmentally-informed generation of global leaders.

For more information, visit: http://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab


Monday, September 22, 2014

International Climate Policy: An Advanced Developing Country Perspective

Dr. Suh-Yong Chung, Korea National University
Albee 102  Dr. Suh-Yong Chung is Associate Professor in the Division of International Studies at Korea University and the Director of Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP) of Seoul International Law Academy. Dr. Chung is an international expert on governance and institution building on various fields. His research covers emerging issues in the environment and sustainable development such as climate change, marine environment, and biodiversity both at global and regional level. His most recent works focus on internationalization of low carbon economy policy, post-2020 climate change regime formation, and regional environmental institution building in Northeast Asia. Dr. Chung holds degrees in law and international relations from Seoul National University, the London School of Economics and Stanford Law School.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NYC People's Climate March - aerial viewing

The largest climate march in hisotry
BardMBA NYC classroom  Bard MBA is hosting an open house in their 6th Avenue space along the climate march route. They are at 1150 6th Avenue, Fifth Floor, between 44th & 45th. Look for their banners from the fifth floor windows. If you want to  get an "aerial view" of the march, please stop by.  Over 100 Bard students will join over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more, all working together will peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Friday, September 19, 2014

What Are We Marching For? Climate, Poverty, and Scalable Solutions

Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions; Phil Aroneanu, US Director and Co-Founder, 350.org; and Donna Morton, Managing Partner, Principium & Jo Confino, Editorial Director of The Guardian Sustainable Business
Philanthropy New York, 79 5th Ave, 4th FL, New York, NY 10003 
<<<<TICKETS HERE>>>>

The 21st Century is being defined by two destabilizing trends: rising global temperatures and increasing inequality and joblessness. As 100,000 people descend on New York City demanding action to change the future, this panel describes the road to a livable future. Green Business Pioneer Hunter Lovins; 350.org Co-Founder Phil Aroneanu, First Nations Social Entrerpreneur Donna Morton will focus on solutions that address the global crises of jobs, poverty, and inequality on a rapidly warming planet, at a scale that science and justice demand.  

Seating is strictly limited to the first 60 attendees. Sign up for your free ticket here and arrive a few minutes early to secure your spot!

<<<<TICKETS HERE>>>>

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bike Co-op Ice Cream Ride


Bike Co-op (basement of Old Gym/Security)  Come bike with us to Holy Cow! Learn the back routes to Red Hook! Ice cream is on us! (all riders and speeds are acommodated)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bard Farm Barn Raising


Bard College Farm, Behind Manor House  Help finish the Bard Farm's barn! Bring your hands, your sensible shoes, and your enthusiasm. Experienced carpenters and tools are welcome but not required.

Building will take place on Wednesday, September 10, and Friday, September 12, from 9:30 until dinnertime. On Wednesday we'll be nailing up siding and trim, and on Friday we'll be roofing and finishing up work.

Everyone is welcome for a minute, an hour, or the whole day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Volunteer Fair

Environmental Justice, Sustainability and Agriculture
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  Come meet local organizations to network, learn and collaborate with the local community on important and popular issues.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bard Farm Barn Raising


Bard College Farm, Behind Manor House  Help finish the Bard Farm's barn! Bring your hands, your sensible shoes, and your enthusiasm. Experienced carpenters and tools are welcome but not required.

Building will take place on Wednesday, September 10, and Friday, September 12, from 9:30 until dinnertime. On Wednesday we'll be nailing up siding and trim, and on Friday we'll be roofing and finishing up work.

Everyone is welcome for a minute, an hour, or the whole day!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sign-Making & Art Activism Workshop for the People's Climate March & SeaChange

Whether or not you're headed to the PCM 9/21 in NYC, come help
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  Meet the people sailing down the Hudson in paper boats and make some Bard art pieces to attach to their sails.  This is also a chance to make clever signs for the biggest climate march in history, taking place Sunday 9/21 in NYC.  Bard will be sending a bus.  Express your interest in the link below.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Triumph of the Sun:
How Solar is Killing the Electric Utilities

A Lecture by Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Olin Language Center, Room 115  Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability as we hear from esteemed sustainable business leader, Hunter Lovins, who will speak on the future of solar energy in relation to electric utilities. As an international consultant, professor, speaker, and award winning author, Hunter has extensive expertise in the arena of energy and resource policy. You don't want to miss what is sure to be a fascinating talk on this topic!

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bard Farm Barn Raising

Volunteer to build the barn!
Field behind Manor House  Bring your hands, your sensible shoes, and your enthusiasm—volunteer to help raise the Bard Farm Barn located behind Manor House. Experienced carpenters and tools are welcome but not required.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bike Tune Up Hours

minor repairs/ bike tuneup
Old Gym, Basement  Since the Bike Coop is not yet in session, staff member Dave B. has offered to do minor repairs on first year bicycles at the Bike Coop (basement of the Old Gym)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Big Pivot with Andrew Winston: Webinar

Translating Strategy into Curriculum
Bard MBA in Sustainability is pleased to host Andrew Winston, sustainable business leader and author of The Big Pivot for a webinar on July 30, 2014 at 12pmEST!

In a fundamentally changed world, driven by climate change and growing transparency, companies must make the big pivot to chance the way they operate. In his latest book, Winston provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to boldly move forward and win in this new reality.

Join Andrew to discuss how to incorporate the strategies put forth in The Big Pivot into your curriculum. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Red Hook Outdoor Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. June through October. Village Municipal Parking Lot.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Friday, May 23, 2014

Bard Center for Environmental Policy: Master's Thesis Presentations

Presented by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy Class of 2014
Olin Language Center, Room 115  Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy for our annual Master's Thesis Presentations starting on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00am. Members of the campus community and the greater community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available throughout the presentations, and a champagne reception to honor our graduates will be held on Friday, May 23, immediately following the presentations. Please see the attached poster for more information. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bard Arboretum Walks with the Director


Ludlow  Bard Arboretum Walks with the Director. 3rd Thursday of each Month,1pm-2pm. Meet at Ludlow (front door), Main Campus. Join us for a leisurely stroll around the campus to explore some of the beautiful trees that make up our landscape. Arboretum Director, Amy Parrella '99, will talk about Bard's unique tree specimens, fall flowering plants and staff favorites.  Rain or Shine.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director 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. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Riverkeeper Sweep


Bard College Campus  Lead or volunteer along Bard's shoreline. Cleanup the Tivoli Bay(s)--one group going South, one group going North. Canoes! For more information, ask Tom (todowd@bard.edu) or Susan Rogers (rogers@bard.edu).

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Friday, May 9, 2014 – Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On Campus MoveOut Bingo

9 ways to Move Out responsibly
your residence hall  Pledge online then carry it out in the real world: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bingo_pledge

(Environmental Services and B&G staff thank you in particular for your help)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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, May 8, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hudson River Watershed Alliance (HRWA) Mid-Hudson Watershed Breakfast Omelet Series, 2013 - 2014.

Planning for the future--updating the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda.
Hudson River Estuary Program   Hudson River Watershed Alliance (HRWA) Mid-Hudson Watershed Breakfast Omelet Series, 2013 - 2014

Thursday May 8, 2014,  8:00 - 9:30 am

Topic:   Planning for the future--updating the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda.

Featured Speakers:  Fran Dunwell and Scott Cuppett, 
Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP).

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Launch: Andrew Winston's The Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer World

Hosted by Bard MBA in Sustainability
Bard MBA Classroom: 1150 6th Avenue, Floor 5, New York, NY 10036 

Please join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host Andrew Winston, bestselling author of Green to Gold, for the launch of his new book, The Big Pivot. You'll enjoy refreshments, a talk and Q&A with Andrew about the ideas and themes in his new book, a free copy of The Big Pivot complements of Unilever, and a book signing.

Seating and books are strictly limited to the first 70 guests to arrive and a ticket is required. 


THE BIG PIVOT
Radically Practical Strategies for a
Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
Andrew S. Winston

We live in a fundamentally changed world. It’s time for your approach to strategy to change, too.

The evidence is all around us. Extreme weather, driven by climate change, is shattering records all over the planet. Our natural resources are under intense pressure as a billion more people enter the global middle class, demanding more of everything. Radical transparency is opening up company operations and supply chains to public scrutiny.

This is not some futuristic scenario or model to debate, but reality today. We've passed an economic tipping point. A weakening of the foundations of our planetary infrastructure is costing business dearly and putting our society at risk. The mega-challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and profoundly change “business as usual.” But they also offer unprecedented opportunities: multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play and the winners of this new game will profit mightily.

According to Andrew Winston, bestselling author (Green to Gold) and globally recognized business strategist, the way companies currently operate will not allow them to keep up with the current—and future—rate of change. They need to make the big pivot.

In this indispensable new book, Winston provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to move boldly forward and win in this new reality. With concrete advice and tactics, and new stories from companies like BT, Diageo, Dow, Ford, Nike, Unilever, Walmart, and many others, The Big Pivot will help you, and all of us, create more resilient businesses and a more prosperous world. This book is the blueprint to get you started now.

Advance Praise for The Big Pivot

“Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot is the blinking red warning light on the dashboard for every CEO...He lays out a road map for a major shift in consciousness and purpose for the private sector.”
−David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy

“We’ve reached a tipping point. Our planet and our society are at risk… Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot offers a radical new direction for business that also represents the most practical path forward...a must-read for anyone interested in the future of business and our world.
−Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

“...Winston’s practical approach to the largest issues of our generation makes his a voice that’s respected by the world’s leaders in politics, NGOs, and business.
−David Steiner, CEO, Waste Management

“...Winston’s most important and impactful work to date—better even than Green to Gold. It’s a wake-up call for you, your boss, and whoever sits in the corner office . . .”
−L. Hunter Lovins, founder and President,
  Natural Capital Solutions; coauthor, The Way Out

“A resounding call to action for business to embrace the risks of climate change, resource constraints, and radical transparency and turn them into strategic growth opportunities...a must-read road map for business success in the twenty-first century.”
−Jeff Seabright, Vice President,
   Environment & Water Resources, Coca-Cola

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sociology Open House

Interested in a sociology class?
Kline, President's Room  Come and meet current and returning faculty to learn about courses in the Sociology Program this fall.

All are welcome—whether you are considering majoring or interested in a particular class.

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

National Climate Seminar: China: How Much Climate Action

Tao Hu, China Program Director, WWF
Campus Center, Red Room 202  An ecologist and environmental economist by training, Tao is a veteran with an insider’s perspective on China's environmental policy. With almost two decades of experience of working at the Policy Research Center of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, Tao has witnessed and participated in the formulation of a wide array of national environmental policy recommendations. Ranging from smartly pricing natural resources to boost efficiency and cut down pollution to streamlining the environmental management systems to minimize bureaucracy and empower enforcement agencies, he has been a witness to and involved in much of China’s recent environmental policy making. This experience has taught him that environmental policy is only effective when informed by and built on solid economic thinking.

Tao is a pioneer in China focusing on environmental issues arising out of international trade. He was the chief expert of a special technical team that provided support for China's negotiation on trade and environment issues under the Committee of Trade and Environment (CTE) of WTO. Tao also advised on China's Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) negotiation in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

“Given China's rapid rise in international trade and investment in recent years, China has a significant role to play in promoting sustainability worldwide,” Tao says. “We need to envision solutions that channel and harness these emerging market forces to ensure that China’s growth not only adds to people's material wellbeing but also protects the health of our natural world.”



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hudson River Symposium: Watershed Influences in a Changed World


SUNY New Paltz 

Scientists will discussed the most recent changes in the Hudson River watershed, where science can lead to a better understanding, and novel approaches to minimizing impacts. For more info go to the Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES) Website: www.hres.org or Eventbright: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudson-river-symposium-watershed-influences-in-a-changed-world-tickets-10790886833.


Climate change, urban sprawl, land use, introduced insects, disease and pathogens have far reaching effects throughout the Hudson River watershed.  These impacts, whether new or newly discovered, are changing our understanding of the influences the watershed has on the Hudson River estuary.  Understanding these issues is critical for directing future research and developing the right solutions to minimize impacts. During this symposium, several invited experts will discuss the most recent understandings of these changes in the watershed.  A contributed poster session and reception will follow the presentations.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Student Conservation Association (SCA) Information Session

Sponsored by the Career Development Office (CDO) and Environmental & Urban Studies Program
Campus Center, Lobby 

Interested in Environmental Internships or Careers? Come and meet with the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Student Conservation Association (SCA)!

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Where: Campus Center Locations (see below)
*Information Table in Campus Center Lobby, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
*Information Session in Campus Center Fishbowl: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Led by: Nick Marcet, Program Coordinator, Hudson Valley SCA

Nick will discuss ways to jump start an environmental career through participation in SCA programs. There are paid national internship opportunities as well as 8-10 month AmeriCorps programs in the Hudson Valley region for May 2014 seniors and recent graduates.

Learn about all of SCA's programs and opportunities and learn how you can get involved right here at Bard College!

For more information about SCA and the Hudson Valley chapter, please visit: http://www.thesca.org

Questions? Contact CDO, cdo@bard.edu.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Repair Cafe in Rhinebeck


Rhinebeck   On May 3rd, from 12-4pm, you have the chance to bring your broken but beloved items to be fixed by local skilled craftspeople, who have volunteered their time to help members of our community learn new skills, fix broken things, and have fun doing it! If you can fix things, and would be willing to share your skills, please get in touch with Jess Scott of BCEP (jescott@bard.edu).

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Paul McMahon: Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis


Olin, Room 101  Paul McMahon's new book, Feeding Frenzy, traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets. Supplies are running short, prices keep spiking, and the media is full of talk of a world food crisis. The turmoil has unleashed some dangerous forces. Food-producing countries are banning exports even if this means starving their neighbors. Governments and corporations are scrambling to secure control of food supply chains. Powerful groups from the Middle East and Asia are acquiring farmland in poor countries to grow food for export — what some call land grabs. This raises some big questions. Can we continue to feed a burgeoning population? Are we running out of land and water? Can we rely on free markets to provide? His book reveals trends that could lead to more hunger and conflict. But Paul McMahon also outlines actions that can be taken to shape a sustainable and just food system.

Paul McMahon, who holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, has authored reports on sustainable food systems as an advisor to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. He cofounded SLM Partners, a business that invests in sustainable agriculture in Australia and across the world. He lives in London.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Is National Bike Month

Bike to Work Week starts 5/12, Bike to Work Day is 5/16
Your Bicycle  Take the pledge to get on your bicycle, whether it's to commute to work, for a group ride, to run an errand or for exercise: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bike_RedHook_pledge_2014

You'll find premium parking spots on campus when you're on a bicycle.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EUS Open House


Hegeman 204  Please join the EUS director, faculty, and administrator, along with EUS students from various years, to see what EUS has to offer. We'll discuss requirements, clubs, projects, internships, and we'll have some good music and food to boot!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Photographers in Dialogue: A Conversation with Greg Marinovich and Gilles Peress Moderated by Tom Keenan


Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room  Greg Marinovich was a member of the famed south African photography collective known as the "Bang-Bang Club," and received a Pulitzer Prize for his working documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa and the nation’s transition to democracy. Gilles Peress is a photographer who documented conflicts from Bosnia to Rwanda, and his works have been exhibited and published widely across the globe. Tom Keenan, the director of Bard’s Human Rights Project, will moderate a discussion about these photographers' careers and experiences and their views about the changing political circumstances in which these photographers find themselves and their images operating today.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director 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. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth: Alan Weisman on Population Growth


Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  Investigative and award-winning journalist Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling The World Without Us, will join us for a lecture on overpopulation and his latest book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth, which covers balancing population growth with the health of our planet. To investigate this problem, Weisman travels around the world to understand and describe population issues as well as explore possible solutions. He looks at how different cultures and religions might adopt new behaviors in order to better manage the earth's population and our species ultimate survival. 

Open to the public.

Alan Weisman is the author of several books, including The World Without Us: an international best-seller translated in 34 languages, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China. His work has been selected for many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing. An award-winning journalist, his reports have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, Vanity Fair, Wilson Quarterly, Mother Jones, and Orion, and on NPR. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Garden Planting !

Installing a Forest Garden with Permaculturist Andrew Faust
Community Garden  We will be planting perrenial dwarf fruit trees and shrubs along with perrenial herbs. Come learn about permaculture principals and how to put them into practice. You will have the opportunity  to plant trees, sheet mulch and meet new friends. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Making the Case for Sustainable Building Design

At SUNY Ulster
SUNY Ulster  Overview of cost effective sustainable building design options. Instructor: Janus Welton, architect. 1.5 CEUs. $40. For information contact songayla@sunyulster.edu. To register call SUNY Ulster 845-339-2025.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement

Jay Carmona, US Divestment Campaign Manager, and Duncan Meisel, Digital Campaigns Director, 350.org

Jay Carmona is the National Divestment Campaign Manager for 350.org. The fossil fuel Divestment campaign is one of the top environmental campaigns in the country. Divestment has been covered by virtually every major national news outlet. In 18 months, grassroots divestment campaigns have Committed dozens of Universities, Cities and Foundations to divest billions of dollars from fossil fuels, and there are currently divestment bills being considered in several states. As Campaign Manager, Jay is responsible for coordinating day-to-day strategic support of this large and high-impact campaign, working directly with grassroots campaigners across the US and beyond to coordinate, coach and support their work.

Duncan Meisel is the Digital Campaigns Director for 350.org, an international campaign against climate change, working on the campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and other tar sands projects. Prior to that he was an online organizer for the Tar Sands Action, as well as a smattering of other progressive causes. He lives in Brooklyn with his bike and pile of books. Follow him on twitter @duncanwrites.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Premodern Technopolitics? Empire and Infrastructure in the Inka Cloud Forest


Olin, Room 202 
Infrastructure has recently emerged as core site for innovative research in anthropology, and within the social sciences in general. Much of this work has sought to analyze infrastructures from a technopolitical perspective, whereby there is no a priori distinction to be made between technological artifacts and political projects, with both seen as being inscribed in the other from the very beginning. This talk considers the interpretive possibilities that arise when a technopolitical account is given of pre-modern infrastructure, drawing on the archaeological case of Inka highways in the pre-colonial Andes. It also considers the pitfalls in seeking to translate such analytical frames across modern and non-modern worlds, arguing that in the end, a technopolitical approach must always rely on modernist categories to some degree, even as it seeks to critique them.

Darryl Wilkinson is an archaeological anthropologist whose research addresses the themes of materiality, power and indigenous ontologies in the ancient Andes. He received his PhD from Columbia in 2013, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cultural Analysis and a member of the 'Objects and Environments' research seminar at Rutgers University. His research has been published in the journals World Archaeology and the Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in
New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff as well as sustainability and green business expert Hunter Lovins 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. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Planting in the Community Garden


Community Garden  The Bard community garden is transitioning from an annual garden to a perrenial food forest garden. There will also be annuals in the garden, but our focus will be growing fruits and berries and perrenial vegetables. 

This Saturday we will be sheet mulching the garden, building a compost bin and planting fruit trees some of which are peaches, pears, juneberries, beach plums and more! 

Shabazz Jackson, a master composter will be leading a workshop on composting at 11. 

Come learn about permaculture and composting! And make new friends!!! 



 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kickstarting Capitalism: Finding a Calling in a Clean Energy Future

A Conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein
Bard College  Broken economy, cooking planet. Six years after the financial meltdown, many college graduates still can't find jobs— let alone meaningful work. At the same time, global warming continues to drive record breaking temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and intensified storms. Sustainable Business Leader Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism and The Way Out, and Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will focus on how rewiring the world with clean energy can create tens of millions of jobs, and empower a rising generation to save the future.

Time | Location
Friday, April 11th @ 12:30 pm
Bard College, Weis Cinema

Sponsors
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Environmental and Urban Studies

Contact | Questions
Molly Williams, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
mwilliam@bard.edu | 845-758-7071 | www.bard.edu/cep

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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, April 10, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Rightful Share: Beyond Gift and Market in the Politics of Distribution

James Ferguson
Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
This paper develops an argument that new kinds of welfare states in the global South are opening up possibilities for new sorts of politics.  Against an analysis of the limitations of traditional ideas of nationalization in Africa, it seeks to show that new forms of social assistance are allowing the question of national ownership of wealth to be reimagined in new ways -- ways that may allow the idea of a ”rightful share” to take on a quite different significance than it does in traditional discussions of nationalization of natural resources. Taking recent campaigns for a “Basic Income Grant” (BIG) in South Africa and Namibia as a window onto these new political possibilities, it argues that a new politics of distribution is emerging, in which citizenship-based claims to a share of national wealth are beginning to be recognizable as an alternative to both the paradigm of the market (where goods are received in exchange for labor) and that of “the gift” (where social transfers to those excluded from wage labor have been conceived as aid, charity, or assistance).  Beyond the binary of market and gift, the idea of “a rightful share”, it is suggested, opens possibilities for radical political claims that could go far beyond the limited, technocratic aim of ameliorating poverty that dominates existing cash transfer programs.

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues.  His works include The Anti-Politics Machine: 'Development,' Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho; Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt; and Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Monday, April 7, 2014

An Evening with Uhadi and a Celebration of Africana Studies at Bard


Blum Hall 
Uhadi features six of Johannesburg's greatest jazz artists into an ensemble that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Democracy in South Africa. Drawing from a mix of classic South African styles as kwela, ghoema, and mbaqanga, Uhadi performs a mixture of classic South African repertoire and exciting new original works that showcase and celebrate the music and art of South Africa today.
Sibongile Khumalo - Vocals
Feya Faku - Trumpet
McCoy Mrubata - Saxophone and music director
Paul Hanmer - Piano
Herbie Tsoaeli - Bass
Justin Badenhorst - Drums


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City   Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director 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. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitilin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Visiting Artist Lize Mogel


Fisher Studio Arts Building 

Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She has created and disseminated counter-cartography maps and mappings that produce new understandings of social and political issues. Her work connects the real history and collective imaginary about specific places to larger narratives of global economies.

She has mapped public parks in Los Angeles; future territorial disputes in the Arctic; and wastewater economies in New York City. She is co-editor of the book/map collection "An Atlas of Radical Cartography," a project that significantly influenced the conversation and production around mapping and activism.

Exhibitions include the Sharjah (U.A.E.), Gwangju (South Korea) and Pittsburgh Biennials, "Greater New York" at PS1, and "Experimental Geography". She has lectured extensively about her work nationally and internationally, including at the 2013 Creative Time Summit. Lize has received grants from the Graham Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Danish Arts Council for her work.

Lize Mogel will be presenting her work to the studio arts 'Architectural Inventions', class in the Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cary Institute Talk: Toms River, A Story of Science and Salvation


Cary Institute  Dan Fagin, Director of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University, will discuss industrial pollution, water contamination, and cancer epidemiology in a New Jersey beach town. If interested in carpooling, contact Tom O'Dowd at todowd@bard.edu

Location
Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hudson Watershed Alliance - Green Infrastructure Basics: Managing Stormwater Onsite


The Farm and Home Center in Millbrook  To register, please visit: http://green-infrastructure-basics.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hudson River Watershed Alliance: Exploring "South Hollow" Ramble


Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area  355 acres in Patterson were newly added to the Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area. A portion of this naturalist-led ramble will be on ATV trails. Parking is a challenge so you must call for meeting place. Call Judy 845-878-7740 or Beth 845-228-5635.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cary Institute: The Allometry of Ecosystem Engineering

Body Size, Growth Rate & Extrinsic Environmental Modification by Species
Cary Institute  Scientific Seminar
Clive Jones, Cary Institute

Email Tom O'Dowd at todowd@bard.edu for transportation info.

Location
Cary Institute Auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hudson River Watershed Alliance - Conference: Exploring our Streams in the Field and Online


Cary Institute Auditorium  Join Cary Institute educators and scientists to explore ecological trends in Hudson River tributaries. In this full-day conference, participants will gain confidence in data graphing and interpretation skills through collection and analysis of Wappinger Creek data and exploration of tributary data available online. Through hands-on activities and discussions with scientists, participants will critique experimental methods, and brainstorm ways to set up classroom-friendly ecological experiments. Participants will explore student thinking about data and learn tips and tricks for introducing real (sometimes messy!) data to students. This workshop is free and open to high school and middle school teachers. Space is limited. Participants are eligible to earn professional development hours. For more information, visit http://www.caryinstitute.org/events.

Location: Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hudson River Watershed Alliance: NAAMP Training Workshop


Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton  The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) is hosting a training workshop for those interested in learning about frogs and toads of the Hudson Valley. Become a citizen scientist and learn how you can help contribute to a nationwide effort by monitoring frog and toad populations in our area. Snacks and refreshments provided. Free.

For more information, visit http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/naamp or contact Casey Eganey at FrogandToad@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Advancements in California Climate Policy

Emily Reyna, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Alliances, US Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
By Anne Lapera MS'15
Emily Reyna is the Senior Manager of Partnerships and Alliances for EDF's US Climate and Energy Program. In this role, Emily is responsible for engaging and forging common ground with businesses and other key stakeholders to understand and further the goals and benefits of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).

Emily previously worked in EDF’s Corporate Partnership’s Program on EDF Climate Corps, an innovative program that places specially-trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. Emily helped grow Climate Corps from 7 fellows in 2008 to approximately 100 in 2012. Emily was responsible for managing company relationships, leading fellow training and determining program metrics. She was a fellow at Cisco Systems in the inaugural Climate Corps class in 2008 where she identified the potential for significant energy and cost savings in Cisco’s data labs. Prior to working at EDF, Emily worked at Ford Motor Company. She holds a BS from Stanford University and a MBA and MS from the University of Michigan.

Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Film Screening: Armenia's Breaking Backbone

An Environmental Documentary Film

Monday, March 17, 2014

Remembering Fukushima


a documentary by Atsushi Funahashi
RKC 103 

Three years have passed since the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi follows the residents of Futaba, a town located three kilometers from the site of the explosion, who have been turned into “nuclear refugees” upon their forced relocation to a Tokyo suburb. Still today, many are unable to return to their contaminated homes and remain in temporary housing. As the film captures the town’s devastation – dead livestock left to rot, abandoned crops, destroyed homes and businesses, – Nuclear Nation questions the high cost of Japan’s nuclear power industry through the story of these displaced residents and their struggle to adapt to their new environment.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hudson Valley Farmers Market at Greig Farm


Pick up local produce! Saturdays 10-3, year-round!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tivoli Bays Birding with Professor Susan Rogers

EUS Professor and John Burroughs Natural History Society event
Tivoli Bays/Cruger Island Road  We will explore the tidal marshes and upland habitat of this DEC property. Careful, respectful observations of Bald Eagle family life will highlight the walk but waterfowl and other early migrants can be expected. Meet at DEC parking lot on Cruger Island Road at 7:30 am. Free and open to the public. Please visit www.jbnhs.org for details about other exciting outings. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bard College Farm Stand


Kline Commons  Fridays, 1-6 PM outside of Kline Commons.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hudson River Foundation Seminar: Migration Behavior of NY Harbor Striped Bass.


Part of a seminar series on scientific issues related to the environmental quality and resource management of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Visit www.hudsonriver.org to view the upcoming seminars for this winter/spring. E-mail info@hudsonriver.org to RSVP. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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, March 13, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Talk by Candidate for Position as Architectural Historian, Lawrence Chua: "Aesthetic Citizens: leisure architecture and fascism in 20th-century Bangkok"


RKC 101 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cary Institute Talk: A New Story from Old Trees

Possible Causes of a Recent Anomaly in Tree Growth in the Central Appalachian Mountains
Cary Institute 

Scientific seminar
Richard Thomas, West Virginia University

Location

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)

Millbrook, NY 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Talk by Candidate for Position as Architectural Historian, Irene Sunwoo: "Decollage City"


Olin 102 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – Thursday, March 13, 2014

Free Online Conference: Whole Earth Summit

Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Majora Carter, and More! 
Whole Earth Summit: Vandana Shiva. Joel Salatin. Hunter Lovins. Bill McKibben. And others. [FREE & ONLINE] – Why join? Though our hearts know another world is possible, it’s not necessarily easy to create the regenerative culture we dream of. Whether in our own backyards, communities at large [or even within ourselves], how do we actually create the world we want? Join this first time gathering of extraordinary change-makers and on-the-ground visionaries as they share what they’re up to, why it’s important, and what you can do about it in your own life. Gain valuable insights and inspiration to be more dynamic, community-oriented and effective on the ground, where you are. A whole earth is calling us…

• What if everything we did created a world that benefited all life?
• Do you consider yourself a change-maker with a desire to make a difference?
• How can you be a strong collaborator who connects the dots in your own community?
• How can your local projects ripple throughout the landscape and shake up the status quo?

• Do you want to be awesomely inspired so that you’ve got to take your next leap?
More info here: http://wholeearthsummit.org/

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lunch with Candidate for Architectural Historian Position: Irene Sunwoo


FDR 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Olin Language Center, Room 115  Please come to an open house for applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability. Attendees will learn about our programs of study, how to apply, and speak one-on-one with admissions staff, faculty, and students. 

<<<< register here >>>>

TENTATIVE AGENDA
Time Session
10:30 Registration and Refreshments
11:00 Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein
11:30  Break out sessions with Faculty (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately)
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Program Overview (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately)
1:30 Tour of Campus with Bard CEP Current Students
Attendees of the Open House receive a $65 application fee waiver.

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

Dual Degree Options:
MS/MBA with Bard MBA 
MS/MAT with Bard MAT 
MS/JD with Pace Law School

Peace Corps Programs:
Master's International Program (for future PCVs)
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs (for RPCVs)

Friday, March 7, 2014 – Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cary Institute: Weekend Data Retreat

How’s The Hudson River Doing?

Discover answers to how the Hudson is doing through a weekend of in-depth learning experiences hosted by the Cary Institute.

During this weekend retreat, hear from Cary Institute and NYS DEC scientists about their research in the Hudson River watershed, build confidence in your data graphing, interpretation, and analysis skills and learn tips and tricks for introducing real (sometimes messy!) data to students.

In small groups, you will explore Hudson River data, interpret trends, make comparisons, and share results in a collegial setting. Participants will leave with a better understanding of 'how the river's doing' and classroom resources for addressing this question with students using Hudson River data.

Participants will also learn how their students can enter this year's Hudson Data Jam competition--a challenge for students to use their creativity and artistic talents to tell a data-based story about the Hudson River. Cash incentives are available for teachers participating in the Data Jam and for the student winners.

This workshop is free and open to high school and middle school math, science, and art educators. Space is limited.

Snow Date: March 14th- 16th

Professional Development: 12 hours of professional development and a $200 stipend will be awarded to participants who complete the 3-day retreat.

Note: If you prefer to receive your professional development credits through MidHudson Teacher Center, you must register for the retreat on the Cary site and register for the PD credits through My Learning Plan.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 21
Since space is limited, we will accept teachers on a first come, first served basis.

Logistics: Participants should bring their own laptops with wireless capability. We have a limited number available for participant use; please contact us at caryeducation@caryinstitute.org by Feb. 25 to reserve one.

Housing: Cary Institute housing is available upon request. Space is limited. We offer rustic accommodations within a short walk or drive to our Plant Science Building. The rooms have linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and there is a small kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, stove, etc. The buildings have wireless access. We are located in a rural area, but the Village of Millbrook is a 7-minute drive away and has a small grocery store that is open daily (except Sundays) until 6pm. Poughkeepsie is about 25 minutes away by car, and has many larger grocery stores.

Food: The following meals will be provided for you at no cost:

  • Friday – Dinner
  • Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch (*Note – dinner not included)
  • Sunday – Breakfast

We have a full kitchen and you are welcome to use our utensils, cups, microwave, fridge, etc.

More information: Kali Bird, (210) 724-9611 or caryeducation@caryinstitute.org.

For transportation info please contact Tom O'Dowd at todowd@bard.edu.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Carlo McCormick: Public Art as Intervention

Strategies of Subversion from the Avant-Garde, Radical Politics, Graffiti and Street Art
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor at Paper Magazine, has written voluminously about contemporary art and culture, and has curated many influential exhibitions, including “The Downtown Show” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and “The LP Show” at Exit Art, The Warhol Museum and Experience Music Project.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Desalination as Adaptation

Micha Tomkiewicz, Physics Professor, Brooklyn College
Campus Center, Red Room 202  Bard CEP Eco Reader: Desalination as Adaptation: Energy intensive, but sometimes necessary
By Suolang Dongcuo, MS’15, and Emily McCarthy, MS’15

Micha Tomkiewicz is professor of physics at Brooklyn College; professor of physics and chemistry in the School for Graduate Studies of the City University of New York; and director of the Environmental Studies Program and the Electrochemistry Institute at Brooklyn College. Previously, he was divisional editor, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (1981-91); chairman, Energy and Technology Division, the Electrochemical Society (1991-93); and member, International Organizing Committee of the conferences on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (1989-92). < Read Full Bio >
 
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385

Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Sunday, March 9, 2014

Recyclemania Week 4 Quick Quiz

take the quiz, get in the raffle
Website  show what you know about how to recycle batteries, cell phones, bags and other misc. materials at Bard - take the quick quiz and get a chance for $10 at Taste Budd's
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MiscRecyclingQuiz

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Polar Plunge 4 People & Planet (P4P2)


The Parliament of Reality 

Join us on Saturday, March 1st at 2pm to support students, faculty, and staff from CEP and EUS as we plunge into icy waters of the Parliament of Reality. There will be music, costume contests, water entry contests, and community revelry. Any member of the Bard community who wishes to contribute $5 on the spot to CEP or EUS is welcome to leap into the freezing water with us! Funds raised will be used for scholarship and internship stipends.

Curious what this all means? Visit the website to learn more and get involved!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

How Solar Became “Alternative”:
Slavery and the Making of Modern Energy

David McDermott Hughes
Professor of Anthopology, Rutgers University
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Experts who describe solar energy as an “alternative” – that contributes only a small fraction to our oil-driven economy – are measuring the wrong thing. Every day, the sun gives us thousands of times the wattage we consume in oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power. Bizarrely, the entire conventional calculus of energy omits the overwhelming bulk of it, the elephant in a small room.  This paper examines an instance of such forgetting: the transition from solar energy to something like oil in the Orinoco Basin of colonial South America. In the 1740s, the Jesuit missionary and geographer, Josef Gumilla marveled in the God-given fertility of the tropics. Solar rays and Spanish settlers, he hoped, would turn the Orinoco into a breadbasket for cacao. Forty years later, the governor of Trinidad, Josef María Chacón proposed a second plan for colonization. On this island of the Orinoco delta, he identified tropical fertility with disease and overly dense vegetation. Instead of solar rays, Chacón’s promotion of sugar required enslaved Africans, and lots of them. The governor calculated employment rates per land area, death rates, and replacement rates through imports. In so doing, he helped create the modern, narrow concept of energy: a transportable, storable commodity unrelated to either the landscape or to God. One could almost squeeze exploited labor into barrels and sell it by the gallon. When geologists discovered oil – on Trinidad, in fact, in 1859 – the energy experts were ready for it. In cultural terms, slaves served as the bridge fuel from solar energy to petroleum. Remembering this history adds a span to the bridge back in the other direction.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Environment, Ethics, and the Factory Farm: A Lecture by Professor Cassuto


Olin Language Center, Room 115 

Pace University's noted environmental law and animal rights scholar, Professor David Cassuto, will visit Bard to offer an important lecture on his recent scholarship entitled Environment, Ethics, and the Factory Farm.

What are the ethics behind factory farming? This talk focuses on the ethical and environmental implications of factory farming, while defining those implications through the lens of animal law.

Farms have become factories, and the animals raised in those factories are simply commodities. That is why we cannot have a discussion about environmental ethics without having a discussion of what we do when we eat. It’s not just a discussion about the law. It’s a discussion about how we live in the world. Where factory-farmed animals spend their entire lives is an environmental issue. They are the environment. Not only are they the environment, they are also living, sentient, feeling beings who are experiencing what it’s like to be in those cages.

Cassuto argues that environmental law and environmental ethics are interwoven and animals are part of the environment. Thus environmentalism and environmental law must do more than react to the pollution that animal mistreatment generates; it must address the mistreatment itself. No ethical system could do otherwise.

In addition to his work on animal rights law, Professor Cassuto is also the founder and co-director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE). To see Professor Cassuto’s full biography, please visit our website at http://www.law.pace.edu/faculty/david-n-cassuto.

 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shell Shocked: A documentary examining the grim reality of gun violence in New Orleans

Film Screening & Dinner Benefit
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  "New Orleans, Louisiana has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the United States. For the last decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average. Eighty percent of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage years. This is the city's greatest neglected crisis with profound implications for the issues of violence and crime most American cities face. New Orleans government, law enforcement, community leaders, and well-intentioned citizens cannot agree on a prognosis or a solution to this situation. Wherever a disagreement is escalating into violence, an execution is being planned, or a victim is taking his last breath, it is more than likely a youth is witnessing or carrying out these actions. Shell Shocked attempts to bridge the gap of this disconnect by hearing the ideas, opinions, and testimonies from activists, community leaders, police, city officials, youth program directors, family and friends of victims, and the children who live in these violent circumstances. We are looking for positive solutions to an extremely negative situation."

Join the Bard New Orleans Exchange for a benefit dinner and screening of the award-winning film. Jambalaya and cornbread will be served for $5 a plate with all proceeds going toward BNEO's Summer Intensive in Education program. All are welcome!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

Recyclemania Week 4 PLEDGE: I <3 Water

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BardLovesTapWater
Website  Students: Take this week's Recyclemania pledge and be entered in a raffle!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BardLovesTapWater

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Arctic Methane: Be Afraid?

David Archer, Department of The Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Campus Center, Red Room 202  David Archer has been a professor in the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2. He teaches classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global geochemical cycles. Archer has published many books and articles on climate change as well as created videos. < Read Full Bio >



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Screening: Trouble the Water


Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Please join the Human Rights Project on Sunday, February 16 at 5:30pm in Weis Cinema for a screening of Academy Award Nominated film Trouble the Water (2008) and a conversation with the film’s editor and co-producer, Todd Woody Richman.


Trouble the Water is a documentary which follows an aspiring rap artist and her husband during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. New York Times reviewer Manohla Dargis called it “superb,” and Rogert Ebert commended the film for conveying the reality of New Orleans in the aftermath of the hurricane while exposing the outrageous behavior of government agencies. The film received tremendous acclaim, winning the Grand Jury Award, The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights, and the Working Films Award at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as receiving an Oscar Nomination.

Todd Woody Richman is a veteran documentary film editor whose past work includes How to Survive a Plague (2012), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), and Bowling for Columbine (2002).The film will be followed by a Q&A with editor and co-producer of the film, T. Woody Richman. More information about the movie can be found here

Organized by the Human Rights Project.  

*Childcare provided


Friday, February 14, 2014 – Sunday, February 16, 2014

C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop


Olin Language Center, Room 115  Interested in a career in sustainability? Join the C2C Fellows’ workshops to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell your story, build your network, pitch your idea, and know what you’re good at. C2C Fellows is a growing network of over 300 student sustainability leaders nationwide. 

C2C Fellows will occur at Bard College over the weekend of February 14-16th, 2014. Applications are due by January 31st, 2014, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The workshop registration fee is $30, including food and lodging for students traveling over 1 hour. This fee will be waived for local students who are willing to host visiting C2C Fellows.  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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 13, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EUS/Studio Arts Speaker: Brian Tolle on the Irish Famine Memorial in NYC and other works.


Fisher Studio Arts Building  Brian Tolle's sculptures and installations emphasize a formal and iconographic dialog with history and context. Architecture, site and technology are recurring themes ... His public works include Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City, NYC, NY, a one-half acre sculpture on the Hudson River, reshaping the landscape with a full-scale replica of a hillside Irish farm desiccated by the potato famine.

This lecture will take place in the Fisher Studio Arts seminar room.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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 6, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

EcoReps Biweekly Meeting

Interested in Sustainability on Campus? Come find out what the EcoReps are up to...
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  EcoReps are the sustainability advocates on campus, especially in dorms. If you want to be the EcoRep of your dorm, or just want to learn more, come to the meeting! All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

In New York City. Attendees receive an application fee waiver!
1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036  Please join us at an Open House in New York City for applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability. Attendees will learn about our programs of study, how to apply, and speak one-on-one with admissions staff, faculty, and students. 

<<<< register here >>>>

TENTATIVE AGENDA
Time Session
6:00 PM Registration and Refreshments
6:30 PM Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein
7:00 PM Faculty Presentations and Program Overview
7:30 PM MBA and CEP Breakout Sessions
8:15 PM Networking


Attendees of the Open House receive a $65 application fee waiver.


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

Dual Degree Options:
MS/MBA with Bard MBA 
MS/MAT with Bard MAT 
MS/JD with Pace Law School

Peace Corps Programs:
Master's International Program (for future PCVs)
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs (for RPCVs)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Green Tea, Georgia Style

Seth Gunning of Sierra Club & Debbie Dooley of Tea Party Patriots

Bard CEP ECO Reader: Green Tea, Georgia Style: A new brand of bipartisanship
By Andrew Bonanno MS’15 and Jeremy Cherson MS’15

Seth Gunning is the Georgia Organizing Representative at Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. He is dedicated to social and environmental justice work in the Southeastern United States. His work is focused on strengthening community health, sustainable economies, and food security by working to build empowering relationships, by providing relevant skills and resources to strengthen collective power.  < Read More >

Debbie Dooley is the National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. Debbie has been a grassroots activist since 1976 and has been actively involved in over 40 political campaigns and grassroots initiatives. She has been very heavily involved with Get Out The Vote efforts and ballot security. Debbie has been in the IT field for 15 years as a Systems Administrator. In 1987 – 1992 she served as a liaison between the Governor’s office and businesses in economic development matters. Debbie has served on the Gwinnett County Election and Voter Registration Board as Vice Chairman. < Read More >



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Environmental Collective


Root Cellar  The Environmental Collective (EC) is a student-run organization for the promotion of social justice, environmental welfare, and economic security on-campus and beyond. In the past, we have installed water bottle filters, screened documentaries, promoted ecological policies on campus, hosted call-ins for national climate legislation and collaborated with local citizen groups for international days of action. So far this semester we are planning on fixing up previously installed water bottle filters, sending members to Power Shift 2013 and taking action in the Bard College Fossil Fuel campaign. While plans for this semester are strong, they are also flexible and contingent upon the enthusiastic consent, and active engagement of our members. We are always receptive to new faces and ideas, so stop by whenever you can.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Bike Sharing, NYC Style

Jeffrey S. Olson, Principal, Alta Planning & Design
Jeff Olson has spent most of his life trying to create better connections between people and nature. He grew up in suburbia, where he saw how quickly a landscape of open space could become a placeless sprawl...and realized that better planning and design were the keys to the future. Jeff studied architecture and public policy, but there were two experiences that really shaped his vision: a year living in Rome, and a bike trip with friends between New York and Boston. He says, "I've worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors, but it has always been a vision of wanting to create a better world that has moved me forward." Jeff served as the first New York State DOT bike/pedestrian program manager, and then went on to lead the US Millennium Trails program before joining Alta. "I love my family, bicycling and skiing...creating balance is the key to work and life. We're making the world a better place, one project at a time."  < Read Full Bio >


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

City Farms for City Dwellers

Presented by Dickson Despommier
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater 
Urban agriculture is on the increase throughout the world. Urban farms are of several kinds: soil-based outdoor, soil-based indoor, single and multiple floor (vertical farms) indoor hydroponic and aeroponic farms. Aquaculture is also becoming popular. There are many vertical farms up and running in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, USA, and Canada. Most of them grow leafy greens for sale to restaurants and high end supermarkets, such as Whole Foods. Eventually, the concept of vertical farming will aid in bringing relief to disadvantaged populations (refugees, victims of wars and natural disasters). One consequence of farming in cities is that farmland can then be abandoned and allowed to return to its original ecological setting. This might help slow down climate change.

Dr. Despommier is an Emeritus Professor with appointments in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

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

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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, January 9, 2014

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Online  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

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 date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

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, January 9, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Community Dinner at Feitler House

Feitler Co-op vegetarian community dinner, all welcome!
Feitler House  Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.