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Earth Week

Sunday, April 22 – Thursday, April 26, 2018
 Bard College Campus

Celebrating Planet Earth with a week of events created to have fun and raise awareness for our beautiful green home and all it provides.

Earth Week 2018 Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 21
  • 6:00pm—Bard Alumni Lecture: Dr. Liita-lyaloo Cairney, BA/MS '08
    on her social entrepreneuship Journey in Nambia
    Blithewood Manor
Sunday, April 22
  • 1:00–3:00pm—Foraging Walk with Expert Dina Falconi '87
    on her social entrepreneuship Journey in Nambia
    Hance Cottage, Faculty Circle
  • 4:30–7:30pm—Food Waste Audit
    Kline
Monday, April 23
  • 11:30am – 3:30pm—Meatless Monday
    on her social entrepreneuship Journey in Nambia
    Kline Dining Hall
  • 3:30–4:30pm—Seed Planting
    RSVP for Shuttle to: https://tinyurl.com/EarthWeekSeeds/
    Montgomery Place Greenhouse
Tuesday, April 24Wednesday, April 25
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm—Intuitive Cooking on the Fly with Chef Nadine
    Kline Dining Hall
  • 4:00–6:00pm—Sauerkraut and Kimchi Making
    RSVP to: https://tinyurl.com/EarthWeekKimchi/
    Montgomery Place Orchards
Thursday, April 26
  • 11:30am – 8:00pm—Free-Use Store, Open All Day
  • 2:00–3:00pm—Ginger Chews and Spring Edibles
    RSVP to: https://tinyurl.com/EarthWeekSeeds/
    Campus Center Lobby
  • 5:30–8:00pm—WASTED Screening and Panel
    Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Friday, April 27
  • 8:15—Bike to Bard
    Meet at Taste Buds
  • 11:00am – 5:30pm—EUS Film Festival
    Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  • 1:00–4:00pm—Hike and Write
    Tivoli Bay Trails
  • 2:00–3:30pm—Arbor Day Tree Planting
    Campus Center, North Path
  • 2:00pm—BOS Bike Ride
    Meet at Kline Bus Stop and End a Bard Farm
  • 4:00–7:00pm—Bard Farm Happy Hour
    Music, Food, and Beer (for those over 21)
    Bard Farm
Saturday, April 28
 

Contact: Andrea Otey  ao3194@bard.edu  404-617-3556

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

Thursday, April 26, 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

Earth Week: EUS Film Festival

Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 am – 5:30 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Please join us on April 27 to celebrate the culmination Earth Week with an EUS film festival. We will be screening Blue Vinyl: A Toxic Comedy, Hope on the Hudson, Green Fire, and Up the Yangtze. Contact Clara Woolner for a full schedule of the film screenings. 

Sponsor: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Clara Woolner  cwoolner@bard.edu  845-758-6822

EUS Advising Day Celebration

Monday, April 30, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Montgomery Place Portico

Meet with Faculty and EUS Students about New Courses and Fall Offerings

Refreshments will be served.

A shuttle will be available to transport guests to and from Montgomery Place, leaving the Kline bus stop between 3:45 and 4:15 pm and leaving Montgomery Place between 5:30 and 6 pm.

 

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

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Tuesday, May 1, 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

National Climate Seminar: Will Western Forests (as we know them) Survive Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm https://bluejeans.com/465542196

Dr. Camille Stevens-Rumann, Colorado State University

Join Bard CEP on May 9th for a conversation on the ecology of forest fires, following a season of some of the worst wildfires in the West, and how it relates to climate change. 

Dr. Camille Stevens-Rumann is an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. Her research focuses on ecosystem recovery following large disturbances. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  https://bluejeans.com/750938911
Dial-in Only: +1.408.740.7256 
Meeting ID: 750 938 911

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

EUS Senior Projects Planning Dinner for Junior 2s

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Anne Cox Chambers Alumni Center

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

Waste Cluster II Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Fisher Seminar Room

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

EUS Senior Project Presentations

Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema

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

EUS 203: Geographic Information Systems Student Presentations

Friday, May 18, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

Sponsor: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Susan Winchell-Sweeney  sweeney@bard.edu

EUS Student Practicum Presentations

Monday, May 21, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:50 pm Montgomery Place Portico

Presentations for EUS Practicum: Montgomery Place and Landscape Design—Just What Is Landscape?

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

 

Archive of Past Events

                      

2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

EUS Open House!

Dinner will be served!
Hegeman 102  Attend to learn more about the EUS program!
-students
-faculty
-Spring '16 courses
-questions answered!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Program & Admissions Webinar: Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Center for Environmental Policy holds regular webinars featuring faculty, students, and alumni speaking about their work.

November Webinar: Environmental Policy
Faculty: Monique Segarra 

What will be covered?
Webinars feature the above mentioned faculty and student/alumni speaking about their research and work with Bard Center for Environmental Policy. We also give a brief program overview and cover 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 is required. 

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

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


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

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

EUS Film Screening: Le Corbusier


Campus Center, Red Room 202  Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and the Americas. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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

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

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at ImpactHub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Evangelos Kotsioris
Princeton University


Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

The SAGE System was a network of computerized situation rooms that started being developed around 1952 and was fully deployed by 1963 across North America. It was one of the vastest, costliest and most technically advanced military-industrial endeavors in post-WWII United States. Initiated as a state-of-the-art air surveillance and early warning system, it was used by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) until 1984. The main purpose for the SAGE System was to provide an effective, semi-automated method to continuously scan the skies for approaching long-range enemy bombers—essentially Soviet ones.

Transmediality—or the coproduction of narrative across multiple media—is here utilized to theorize the ways in which architecture simultaneously constructs and organizes meaning by way of multiple information channels. The SAGE system is, thus, investigated through a methodical examination of: its physical objecthood and technical make-up; its dissemination through mass media; and its multiple afterlives as architectural, technological and visual trope. The physical architecture of the SAGE System undoubtedly organized relationships between human subjects and intricate pieces of electronic equipment. But as a distributed transmedia construct, SAGE also organized a heterogeneous number of linked-up media across which it participated as both container and content.



Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Hudson Valley Campus Open House

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

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.



Friday, November 6, 2015 – Saturday, November 7, 2015

Environmental Consortium for Colleges and Universities


Vassar College  Celebrating the Living Classroom. November 6-7. For more information contact Tom O'Dowd at todowd@bard.edu.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

When Shelter Becomes Exposure: Everyday chemical encounters and the substantiation of the surreal in late industrialism

Nick Shapiro, '08
Open Air Fellow, Public Lab + Matter, Materials and Culture Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
The formaldehyde-based resins of pressed woods are an overlooked, yet foundational, agent in the homemaking and technological dreamworlds of mid-20th century America and continue to undergird much of the comfort, security, and affordability of the modern home. I ethnographically track formaldehyde from the shale pores from which its precursor is siphoned, a mile below the earth’s surface, to abandoned homes decomposing into the rural landscape—its formaldehyde stores almost entirely sublimated into the atmosphere. This paper asks, what does the good life look like in an engineered world that subsidizes our standard of living while ever-so-slowly smothering us.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Program & Admissions Webinar: Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Center for Environmental Policy holds regular webinars featuring faculty, students, and alumni speaking about their work.

November Webinar: Environmental Policy
Faculty: Monique Segarra 

What will be covered?
Webinars feature the above mentioned faculty and student/alumni speaking about their research and work with Bard Center for Environmental Policy. We also give a brief program overview and cover 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 is required. 

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

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


Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

EUS Film Screening: March of the Penguins


Campus Center, Red Room 202  This documentary depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica. In autumn, all the penguins over the age of 5 leave the ocean to walk inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins participate in a courtshipthat, if successful, results in the hatching of a chick. For the chick to survive, both parents must make multiple arduous journeys between the ocean and the breeding grounds over the ensuing months. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Environmental Advocacy & Carbon Tax


SUNY New Paltz 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Food Day


To Be Decided  Get involved! Learn and teach about food and agriculture. For more information contact Katrina Light at klight@bard.edu.

Friday, October 23, 2015

"Walkway to Paris": Climate Rally


Walkway Over the Hudson   EUS, Power Dialogue, the Office of Sustainability, and EcoReps are co-sponsoring this event [originally scheduled for 10-16 but resecheduled to 10-23].

If interested, contact "Eliot Meyer" <em1135@bard.edu>.

More info at this facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/754176838020827/

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day in the Life of the Hudson River


South Tivoli Bay Field Station   An event designed to celebrate the Hudson River, attend to learn more about this primary water source and its ecosystem. Students that are interested in teaching at this event may reach out to Tom O'Dowd at todowd@bard.edu, who will be holding training sessions for anyone interested. 



Friday, October 16, 2015

EUS Colloquium: The Promises of Urban Agriculture

Carolyn Dimitri
Associate Professor
Dept. of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health
NYU Steinhardt
Olin, Room 102  Local food was once considered to be in the purview of consumers and small-scale producers. Recently, policymakers, including those residing in cities, began embracing local food systems as a solution to a myriad of urban problems, including lack of green space and a dearth of healthy food availability. As part of this shift in policy, cities and other jurisdictions have embraced production in the urban environment. New York City, as an example, has developed specific policy objectives for their local food environment, which includes a recommendation to facilitate the expansion of urban farming. But at the local and state levels, where local and regional food systems are being promoted (including the development of urban agriculture), the policies are often based on a vision of how food might be grown in a city, and do not consider the feasibility or viability of such ventures. Nor do the policies consider how much of a contribution urban farms might make to urban food supplies. Using primary data collected from a survey of urban farmers around the United States, we explore these issues through an examination of farm organizational form, profitability, food production, and farm mission. 

Her faculty bio: 
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty/Carolyn_Dimitri


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Winnakee Trails Conference


Marist College 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

EUS/CCE Internships Dinner


The Historic Elmendorph Inn  Learn about local organizations that have socially and environmentally-conscious internships available now! Food provided but space limited. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Program & Admissions Webinar: Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Center for Environmental Policy holds regular webinars featuring faculty, students, and alumni speaking about their work.

October Webinar: Food & Agriculture Policy
Faculty: Jennifer Phillips 
Alumni: Judson Peck, '15

Hear from Professor Phillips and Judson Peck on the research and coursework at Bard Center for Environmental Policy on food and agricultural policy.

What will be covered?
Webinars feature the above mentioned faculty and student/alumni speaking about their research and work with Bard Center for Environmental Policy. We also give a brief program overview and cover 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 is required. 

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

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


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, October 1, 2015 – Saturday, October 31, 2015

Campus Sustainability Month


Bard College  Building on the long standing success of Campus Sustainability Day (historically held on the 4th Wednesday in October), AASHE is inviting campuses to join them in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month throughout the month of October! The month will provide an unparalleled series of opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents.

See the following link for more information on this event:

http://www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-month/

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

EUS SPROJ workshop


To Be Determined   Students will have a chance to work with one another and faculty on their senior projects. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

A Reading by Allie Cashel '13
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  A living portrait of Chronic Lyme disease and its patients’ struggles for recognition and treatment, Suffering the Silence, originally Allie Cashel's senior project, is now a full-length memoir that details Cashel's own experience with Chronic Lyme and shares the stories of a number of other patients from around the world.

Born in London and raised in Westchester, NY, Allie was diagnosed with Lyme at age seven. Now a passionate advocate for increased awareness and reformed treatment of Chronic Lyme, she is the founder of sufferingthesilence.com, an online community for people living with chronic illness, and a member of the Jr. Board of the Tick Borne Disease Alliance.

Introduced by Mary Caponegro and followed by a Q&A, this event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. Copies of Suffering the Silence will be available for sale and signing from Oblong Books & Music.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

350.org Workshop: Power through Paris


To Be Decided 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

EUS Internship Presentations


Olin, Room 107  Attend to see your fellow students present on their EUS related internships that they completed this summer!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Volunteer in Kingston


Kingston, NY  Join EUS and the CCE in volunteering with a local organization in Kingston. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

EUS Film Screening: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces


Campus Center, Red Room 202  In 1980, William H. Whyte published the findings from his revolutionary Street Life Project in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Both the book and the accompanying film were instantly labeled classics, and launched a mini-revolution in the planning and study of public spaces. They have since become standard texts, and appear on syllabi and reading lists in urban planning, sociology, environmental design, and architecture departments around the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tropical Ecology and Sustainability Studies on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat


Reem-Kayden Center Room 102  Bard College and Simon's Rock are collaborating with Marist College to bring back our offering of a rather unique course in Tropical Ecology and Sustainability Studies on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat. Spend your winter in the tropics and get undergraduate course credit! A brief course description follows. If you are potentially interested, go to next Tuesday's information session at 6pm in RKC and/or visit the webpage on the poster below. 

As home to the Soufriere Hills volcano, a recently active volcano in the Caribbean, Montserrat presents unique study opportunities.

 

The island contains numerous rare plants and animals, including over 800 species of plants, 1,240 invertebrates, and at least two critically endangered species found nowhere else in the world, the Montserrat Oriole and the Montserrat Galliwasp lizard. Montserrat is also one of two habitats for the critically endangered mountain chicken frog, the largest frog in the world!

 

From a sustainability viewpoint, Montserrat’s numerous challenges make the island a fascinating microcosm of the larger planet. These include maintaining water and food supply, energy independence, effects of climate change, and the development of sustainable tourism and education. This program will allow participating students to engage directly with these issues.

For four weeks over winter intersession, students will study the island’s ecology, including endangered and endemic species; receive training in ecological survey methods including snorkeling and coral reef survey techniques; and participate in one of several opportunities for community service. Students will live in residence with program faculty and staff.

Last year's class were involved in the discovery of several new species of snails, and there might be an opportunity to search for a new species of frog on the island this year.


Friday, September 11, 2015

EUS Colloquium: “Real” Food at Bard

An EUS Colloquium talk
Olin, Room 102  Paul Marienthal, Dean for Social Action and Director of the TLS program, and Katrina Light, Food Sustainability Advocate, will showcase the food and agriculture initiatives currently on campus including the Bard Farm, Bard EATS and the Real Food Challenge.  By understanding the history of these initiatives, the conversation can then move to the future and how, as a community, we can improve our food system.

Friday, 11 September
4:45-6:00
Olin 102

Friday, September 11, 2015

EUS Colloquium: Nutrienvironmentally Optimal Diets

Whole Diets or Replacement of Animal Based Portions Alone
Olin 102 
Can you choose a diet that is nutritionally beneficial (as measured by statistical population health outcomes) AND environmentally benign? Or are the two objectives fundamentally at odds, forcing us to choose bodily vs. planetary health? In two recent papers, my coauthors and I devise the necessary algebraic machinery and deliver and answer. (Hint: Yes we can!)

Gidon Eshel 
Research Professor of Environmental Science and Physics, Bard College
Ph.D. Columbia University (Physical Oceanography)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Distributional Impacts of Climate Policy: A Comprehensive Approach


Blithewood, Levy Institute  The purpose of the workshop is to present the Inequality Impact Assessment (IIA) model as well as preliminary findings of the model’s application to cap-and-trade carbon dioxide emission reduction policies, and to discuss revisions, modifications, and future additions to the model.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

TLS Opportunity Fair


Outside of the Campus Center  Join TLS student leaders for a TLS Fair where you can learn about opportunities to engage. 

Friday, September 4, 2015 – Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EUS is hiring Watershed Interns!

Help develop a community-based watershed group!
Bard College Field Station  The newly-formed Saw Kill Watershed Community Group (of which EUS is a part) has openings for 3 paid year-long student internships. These internships are open to students in their 2nd year and above who are passionate about water issues, both in the Hudson Valley and beyond. These interns would participate in the development of a strong community-based watershed group with a focus on long-term sustainable management of the Saw Kill Watershed (which includes Bard College, Montgomery Place, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Milan).

Interns will gain unique experience in helping to build this community effort, increased knowledge of watershed issues both locally and globally, expertise in working with community scientists to monitor watershed health, and experience with logistical planning and support for a community effort bridging several municipalities, institutions, and governmental bodies.

This internship will require 5-10 hours per week (hours will vary depending on meetings and community planning), and will run for the full school year. This is a paid position (amount TBD). Duties will include working with community members to support one of three committees within the Watershed Group: watershed community outreach, watershed stewardship, and watershed research; support for the new Bard Water Lab, which will conduct water quality science with community members in the Bard Ecology Field Station; weekly meetings with Bard EUS Faculty involved in this effort; and other tasks as necessary.

Interested students should submit a one-page letter of interest which describes why they want to participate in the internship, the skills they bring to the internship, the specific skills they would like to develop during the internship, and one faculty member who can serve as a reference for them. These one-page letters should be emailed to todowd@bard.edu by 9/4/15 at 5pm*. Decisions will be made and announced by 9/9/15*. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session


RKC 103  Interested in applying for a Fulbright Grant, a Watson Fellowship, or another postgraduate scholarship or fellowship? This information session will cover application procedures, deadlines, and suggestions for crafting a successful application. Applications will be due later this month, so be sure to attend one of these two sessions!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jeff Graf: Payment for Ecosystem Services: The Case of the NYC Watershed

Jeff Graf, Chief, Watershed Lands and Community Planning at NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Campus Center  

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Keynote by Hunter Lovins

Facing the Water Crisis: Sustaining Our Most Precious Resource
Olin Language Center, Room 115  L. Hunter Lovins is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS). NCS educates senior decision makers in business, government, and civil society to restore and enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. She is on the the faculty and board of the Bard MBA in Sustainability and teaches Principles of Sustainable Management and is a Capstone advisor. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Film Screening: "The Whole Gritty City"


The Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY  Attend a screening of the documentary film "The Whole Gritty City" at The Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY on May 20th at 7pm! The Whole Gritty City is a 90-minute documentary that plunges viewers into the world of three New Orleans school marching bands. The film follows kids growing up in America's most musical city, and one of its most dangerous, as their band directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Re-Visiting Model Projections of Lower Hudson River Fish PCBs Using Model Emulation and Recent Data


To Be Decided 

Friday, May 15, 2015

GIS Course Presentations by EUS students

The EUS Students in the GIS Course present their work!
Olin Auditorium   The undergrads in the GIS course will present their maps and geospatial analyses at 2 pm. 

Here are the students and their posters:

– Anna Linden, Detroit: The Poster Child for Urban Decay

– Chris Hulbert and Xaver Kandler, An Historical, Preliminary Look at Nitrate Levels in the Sawkill Watershed

– Alex Graf, A Farmer’s Guide to Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

– Rashida Aluwihare, Palatine Family Indentures in Germantown in 1740 and Apple Orchard Soil Suitability

– Leif Anderson, Recommendations for Dam Removal in Maine

– Noah Keyishian, Parks Instead of Vacant Lots: Altering Children’s Accessibility to Parks

- Jackson Rollings, Clarifying Land Change Maps of Coastal Louisana

We will see you Friday!

Friday, May 15, 2015

EUS Practicum Presentations


Olin, Room 201  The students in this semester's EUS Practicum on Natural and Urban Disasters have worked very hard on their Bard-centered projects regarding local disaster preparedness. You are invited to come and hear what they have done on behalf of disaster preparedness at Bard and in northern Dutchess County. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Before Bard: A sense of Place III


Hoffman Library  An online exhibition opening and reception with the students in Bard's Public History Practicum, Hist 3229.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

John Honey Scholarship DEADLINE 


Application  Named after Rhinebeck Farmers Market founder John Honey, this scholarship is intended to support the education and future success of a student who is dedicated to promoting local agriculture and enhancing the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the Hudson Valley

Eligible applicants: We are seeking a college or university student enrolled in the academic year 2015-2016 who resides in the Mid-Hudson Valley and who will remain in the Mid-Hudson Valley after graduating. High school seniors are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

Are permanent residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley or will return to the Mid-Hudson Valley after graduating to advance purpose of the scholarship

Are majoring in agriculture, food systems, sustainability, food science, environmental studies, or a related field
Have a demonstrated commitment to Hudson Valley sustainable agriculture

Award: A single $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified candidate selected by the Rhinebeck Farmers Market scholarship committee and will be paid directly to their college or university to defray expenses.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

FARM FEST

Brats AND Beers
Bard Farm   ---Food & Beer---

-Pasture Raised Pork Bratwurst w/ Tons of Toppings
Handcrafted by Fleisher's Kingston butcher shop. 
fleishers.com


-Keegan Ales Old Capital and Mother's Milk on TAP
Brewed and kegged in Kingston 
keeganales.com/

Vegan option available 

LINE-UP:

PC Worship /////////// 10:40
Downies //////////////////// 9:40
Fraternal Twin //////////// 9:00
generifus ///////////////////// 8:20
No Friends /////////////////// 7:40
PARIDOLIA //////////////////// 7:00
Car Seat Headrest ////////// 6:20
Country Club ///////////////////// 5:40
Teen Wife /////////////////////////// 5:00
Morus Alba /////////////////////////// 4:20
Whiskey Before Breakfast ///// 3:30pm

music links:
PC Worship
https://pcworship.bandcamp.com/
>>sludgy psyche, members of PCPC/Parkay Quarts

Downies
https://vimeo.com/98692927
>>upbeat rock band, members of LVL UP and Porches.

Fraternal Twin
https://fraternaltwin.bandcamp.com/
>>skele-pop, spooky folk, members of QUARTERBACKS

Generifus
https://generifus.bandcamp.com/
>>folk/pop/punk rock from Olympia, WA, ex-K Records

No Friends
https://nofriends666.bandcamp.com/
>>bard slowcore, post rock, young brothers doing work

Paridolia
https://paridolia.bandcamp.com/
>>gutter-pop/poetry from bright minded bardians

Car Seat Headrest
https://carseatheadrest.bandcamp.com/
>>smart, composed, contemplative from WA/VA

Country Club
>>ethan and henry are roomates and i don't know what to expect

Teen Wife
>>yung bardians making poppy/surfy jamss

Morus Alba
https://morusalba.bandcamp.com/
>>bard/NJ power rock [i love marcel]

Whiskey Before Breakfast
>>Bard Farm Folk Tunes

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Canoeing for the Riverkeeper Sweep


Every year EUS folks/friends help with Riverkeeper's Sweep of the Hudson River. This year we'll go to the field station on campus and do a canoe cleanup of South Tivoli Bay. This is not just an event for EUS + associated clubs; it is a clean-up that will be occurring all up and down the Hudson Valley, rain or shine! Last year there were nearly 2,000 volunteers. As quoted from the Riverkeeper website, “together we removed 31 tons of trash and recycling in 82 shoreline locations”.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Moving Towards Sustainability

Exploring and overcoming barriers to individual and societal change
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  Presentation concerning achieving the most sustainable practices possible in the environment and agriculture! The two presenters will be Tim Lundquist and Jason Angell who will share about their individual environmental initiatives in upstate New York. Tim Lundquist is a local architect who founded and runs Stewardship Farms in Stuyvesant, Ny and Jason Angell, who runs the Ecological Citizens Project.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Local Tributaries and the Hudson River

with
Jen Epstein from Riverkeeper
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Join us on May 4th at 6:00pm in Weis Cinema located in the Campus Center for a lecture by Jen Epstein, Head of the Tributary Monitoring Program at Riverkeeper. Epstein will be speaking about how tributaries such as the Saw Kill Creek play a significant role in effecting the hydrology and ecology of the Hudson River. Light refreshments and desserts will be served! 

A campus center exhibit will proceed this talk at 5:00pm and provide a historical look at the Saw Kill Creek, highlighting the importance of this tributary to Bard College, and the importance of environmental stewardship in preserving this waterway.


Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015

Participate in National Bike Month

Pledge, tuneups & rides
Website  Bike to Bard Day, Friday May 15.
Pedal on your own or meet at Taste Budd's Cafe in V.  Red Hook, 8:15am (you can drive to the village lot)

Bike TuneUp with Najee: 4:30pm-6pm Mondays in May till Commencement at the Bike Park (by Security).  Call for an appointment: 718-496-1856

Tour de Red Hook and a Bike Rodeo: Saturday, May 16, 1pm-4pm: This family friendly event and ride takes place at the RH High School, hosted by the Town & Village of Red Hook & RH Police

Take the Bike 2015 pledge

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In Search of Lost Frogs:
The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians and Other Stories

Robin Moore, Conservationist, Photographer, Author
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
How do we engage a public, increasingly disempowered by prophecies of inevitable doom and gloom, in conservation?

In a bid to tap into our thirst for adventure and discovery, Moore spearheaded in 2010 The Search for Lost Frogs, a campaign that sent more than thirty teams into twenty countries in search of frogs, salamanders and caecilians unseen in decades. The quest led to more than a dozen rediscoveries and a flurry of attention. As the Economist put it, "Frogs got more media scrutiny than at any time since Noah's Ark." It had rapidly become, according to Mongabay, "one of conservation's most exciting expeditions." Stories of rediscovery transformed amphibians from symbols of extinction to symbols of hope in Israel, Haiti, and beyond, and inspired a book - a narrative of his journey wrapped around over 400 eye-popping images of frogs. In Search of Lost Frogs was featured as one of the Guardian's Best Nature Books of 2014, Mother Nature Network's Best Conservation Photography Books of 2014 and one of The Dodo's "14 Books That Changed The Way We Think About Animals."

Inspired by the success of the Search for Lost Frogs, Moore spearheaded two more initiatives using photography and visual storytelling to engage people in conservation. He will show images from his series Metamorphosis, a unique visual campaign blending science and art to explore our connection with amphibians, and talk about Frame of Mind, a program to connect youth in Haiti with their environment through photography and visual storytelling. Together, these three approaches strive to engage and reconnect us with our natural world and some of its most imperiled inhabitants.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Against the Current: Repairing Atlantic Rivers to Restore Diadromous Fishes


To Be Decided 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Internship Funding Application DEADLINE


Online Application   Each year, the Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) supports student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally and internationally by providing funding to participate in internships that address issues impacting people and communities around the world. These awards are given to students in varying quantities based on need and a proposed budget, and is available for any currently matriculated student who is returning in the fall.

Nearly 60 undergraduates received awards in 2014. Worldwide internships placements were at community organizations; local, state or national government agencies and offices; international governmental and non-governmental organizations; media, public policy, and non-profit organizations; and educational programs.

Internships and projects should address issue(s) related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, the arts and social entrepreneurship. Maximum award is $3,000. Students are expected to work at the internship site full-time for four to eight weeks. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lee Reich Tree Management

Community Garden: Tree Pruning & Grafting Workshop !!
Community Garden  The Community Garden is hosting renowned Agronomist Lee Reich. He will be leading a tree managament workshop, which covers pruning, grafting and planting trees. This workshop is hands-on and involves active participation with the Garden's fruit trees and shrubs.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Saturday, May 9, 2015

EUS Water Quality Project Posters


Campus Center, Lobby  Come cheeck out EUS Water Quality Project Posters on the walls of the Campus Center! 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

EUS Tree-Planting Adventure!


RKC by the B&G building  EUS students invite others to join them in planting trees with Scenic Hudson and "Trees for Tribs" on a habitat restoration project at McKeon Farm in Red Hook. Volunteers will spend a few hours planting trees at the farm, which will provide a buffer zone for the farm's agricultural run-off and will improve the water quality of a stream that filters into the Sawkill.

RSVP: Please contact Sophie D'Anieri if you would like to join (so there are enough snacks and tools and vehicles).

TRANSPORTATION and TIMING: Vans and/or carpools will meet at 930 at the RKC (near B&G) to arrive at the farm at 10AM. Vehicles will leave the farm at Noon to arrive back on campus by 1230PM.

BRING: rubber boots, water, sunscreen, and hats and gloves if they have/want them.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Community Garden POTLUCK #2


Community Garden  Hello farm folk, the community garden will be hosting another potluck this friday from 4:00- 9:00 pm! Bring food, bring drinks, bring friends, or just bring yourself! Of course there will be fire and fire food! woo! We will be planting some more trees as well so sport your fashionable garden clothes if you feel like getting dirty. Perhaps there will be pineapple...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration


Campus Center, Lawn  Tree Planting at Campus Center (along path by Annandale Road). Join the Bard Horticulture staff or a ceremonial tree planting along the Campus Center path at 2pm. Rain or Shine! All Bard faculty, staff, students and community members welcome! 

Friday, April 24, 2015 – Thursday, April 30, 2015

DRAWING WITH THE BIRDS
Closing Reception Tonight - 5 To 7 PM!

Atwater Gallery
Rhinebeck, New York
Reception - April 30th - 5-7 pm



Atwater Gallery 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day Campus Clean-up


Outside of Kline  Come and help clean up our beautiful campus for Earth Day! We will be meeting at 1 to collect cigarette butts around campus, which will then be recycled. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EUS Open House

It's Earth Day--learn more about
Environmental and Urban Studies!
People, Planet, Possibilities
Kline College Room 
EUS welcomes you to an open house where you can learn about EUS courses, internships, senior projects, and extra-curricular activities. EUS juniors heading into their senior year are strongly encouraged to come learn about internship and senior project requirements. Your ideas on the evolution of the program are welcome, as always!

Bring your lunch or have lunch on EUS*
* = Must be off meal plan and RSVP to Tom by 4/21!

Updates here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1603055159932594/

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bridging Humanities, Art and Science Through Digital Filmmaking

A talk by Dena Seidel '88
preceded by a small reception
Preston Theater  Dena Seidel '88 is an innovative educator, award winning documentary filmmaker, published short story author, and creator/designer of Rutgers first film production programs. She is also the Director/Producer of the feature documentary Antarctica: Beyond the Ice funded by the National Science Foundation and featuring world renowned scientists studying climate change in one of the most rapidly changing parts of the world.

Seidel's artistic and academic work connects her film students to other bodies of knowledge, including science and humanities, through digital filmmaking.

Using examples of her own award winning films, Seidel will speak about ways scholars and scientists can collaborate with artistic filmmakers to create engaging documentaries about research for large audiences.

Dena Seidel is the Director of the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking and an Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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Please join us at 630 for a brief reception. Food and beverages will be served.

If you are interested in meeting with Dena for lunch or a private film screening of her latest film Antarctic Edge: 70⁰ South, please contact Tom O'Dowd ASAP or RSVP Here!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Antarctic Edge: 70degrees South

A private film screening with Dena Seidel '88
Preston  Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a thrilling journey to the bottom of the Earth alongside a team of dedicated scientists. In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of world-class researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. For more than 20 years, these scientists have dedicated their lives to studying the Peninsula's rapid change as part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Project.

Filmed in the world's most perilous environment, Antarctic Edge brings to us the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region, revealing the harsh conditions and substantial challenges that scientists must endure for months at a time. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film follows them as they voyage south to the rugged, inhospitable Charcot Island, where they plan to study the fragile and rapidly declining Adelie Penguin. For Schofield and his crew, these birds are the greatest indicator of climate change and a harbinger of what is to come.

Antarctic Edge: 70° South was made in a collaboration between the Rutgers University Film Bureau and the Rutgers Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. A unique inter-disciplinary educational project bridging art, science and storytelling, Antarctic Edge was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

Followed by a short reception 630-7 and a lecture at 7 PM: Bridging Humanities, Art and Science Through Digital Filmmaking

Monday, April 20, 2015

Zanele Muholi: An Artist Dialogue


Olin, Room 102 
Zanele Muholi is shortlisted for the 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, for her publication Faces and Phases (Steidl/The Walther Collection). Muholi's work is currently featured in the Wellcome Collection's exhibition, The Institute of Sexology, in London (until September 2015), and in Paris the Pompidou Centre's recent acquisition of her work is on display within their permanent collection exhibition (until September 2015). She participated in Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship, a group show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in February 2015, and between 21 February to 29 March 2015 her solo exhibition The Art of Activism, shows at Akershus Kunstsenter, Norway.

At New Art Exchange, UK, Muholi will participate in Residual: traces of the black body, running from 13 March to 7 April 2015. On 24 March Muholi launched her publication Faces and Phases 2006-14, at the Centre for African Studies Gallery, University of Cape Town, and she will participate in The Lesbian Spring festival, Toulouse, France and her exhbition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence opens at Brooklyn Museum on 1 May and runs until November 2015.

(Provided by Stevenson http://www.stevenson.info/artists/muholi.html)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Reinventing Your Campus: Sustainability Starts With You


 Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY
  • Keynote
  • Breakout sessions featuring case studies and “how to’s” on campus sustainability initiatives.
  • Event is FREE and open to all higher education students in the region.
  • All majors are welcome.
  • Network with like-minded students.
  • Lunch included!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Citizen's Preparedness Training


Campus Center, Weis Cinema  Are you personally prepared for a minor or major local disaster?  While help is around the corner, we also need to be able to survive until that help arrives.  This training, presented by the American Red Cross, will help you develop a personal emergency management plan and kit.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Film Screening: Earth Days


Campus Center, Red Room 202  Earth Days is a 2009 documentary film about the history of the environmental movement in the United States. Earth Days combines personal testimony and archival media. The film reviews the development of the modern environmental movement—from the post-war 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s bestseller Silent Spring, to the successful Earth Day celebration in 1970.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Omar Tesdell: Nature Reserves, Territory, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation


Olin 304 
Beginning mid-nineteenth century, first French and Ottoman officials, and later British officials set aside significant tracts of land for environmental conservation in the Arab world. The convention was continued under subsequent Jordanian administration of the West Bank. In fact, nature areas remain one of the largest classifications of land in the Palestinian West Bank today, covering more than 30 official reserves, or about 5 percent of the land area. This little-known legacy reveals the enduring and contested status of protected conservation areas in Historic Palestine. Recent scholarship on the topic has elucidated the establishment of forest and nature reserves in Palestine and connections with other British colonial sites. However, little is known about the relationship between conservation programs and affected Palestinians. This paper explores the contested status of protected areas through the articulation of official conservation programs and Palestinian cultivation practice in the West Bank.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Journey in Fish Migration

A lecture by Aude Lochet, Vassar College
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Migration is a fascinating aspect of fish ecology. Some species can migrate thousands of miles back to their spawning grounds. Of course, these journeys are not without challenges. In this presentation, I will show how fish migration affects individual survival and population persistence. I will also present how we use fish “ear stones” to help us answer ecological questions.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bard Biodiesel Cooperative

Attend the First Brew of the Year!
The shed, located behind the second of the three big red B&G barns  The Bard Biodeiesel Coperative will be holding its first inagural brew of the year. This will begin with a through cleaning of the shed, followed by the first step in the week long process of making biodiesel. This includes, filtering the food residue out of the vegetable oil, and pumping it into the heating tank where it will heat untill the next step. Throughout cleaning and beginning the process, the full brewing procedure will be thoroughly explined- as to help everyone understand what goes into making the final profuct! Snacks and music will be present! 



Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Future of Food Activism

Issues and Answers to Hunger in the Berkshires at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington
Kellogg Music Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA  Introductory Address: Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Western MA Hunger in the Berkshires

What does local hunger look like? What systems are in place to serve vulnerable populations and what gaps exist in the services?

Moderator: Andrew Morehouse, Food Bank of Western MA With panelists from Berkshire Interfaith Organizing, The Christian Center, and Sisters for Peace.

Students from the Food Access/Food Justice course will present posters of their Food Action Challenge projects completed during Spring Break.

Community Garden Activism: Can community gardening work in tandem with other social services to provide solutions to hunger in the Berkshires?

Moderator: Billie Best, Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires With panelists from Greenagers, filmmaker of “City Farmers”, Pittsfield Church of Christ, and Growing Healthy Garden Program

REGISTER by phone or email: kadvokaat@simons-rock.edu | (413) 528-7247

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Crude Oil Transport


Vassar College;Aula room 16  Jeremy Cherson, a Bard student from the Center for Environmental Policy will be giving a presentation on crude oil transport at Vassar! This presentation is made possible by our sponsers- the Casperkill Watershed Aliiance and Vassar College Sustainability. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hudson River Watershed Alliance (HRWA): Creating a Natural Resources Inventory

Mid-Hudson Watershed Breakfast Series, 2014 - 2015
Plaza Diner (Stop & Shop Plaza), New Paltz.   The Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University have released a new guidebook, “Creating a Natural Resources Inventory: A Guide for Communities in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed” to assist municipalities, volunteer groups, and planners with creating and updating NRIs. Natural Resources Inventories compile data on natural (and cultural) resources and provide a foundation for open space planning, watershed characterizations, zoning amendments, environmental reviews, and in general can help to raise awareness of a community’s natural assets. The guidebook details the process and the value of NRIs, provides case studies on inventory projects, and can serve as a valuable reference for anyone involved in land-use and watershed planning. Important watershed features and considerations such as forests, streams and waterbodies, groundwater and aquifers, wetlands, floodplains, water quality, and climate conditions are included in the guidebook’s comprehensive discussion of inventory components and data sources. Laura Heady is coauthor of the guide and will provide an overview of the guidebook and discussion of NRIs with Watershed Alliance members at this breakfast. 

Kindly please RSVP (attendance only) to Russell Urban-Mead, rum@chazencompanies.com.  


Monday, April 6, 2015

EUS Internship Presentations


Olin, Room 201  Remember that everyone must complete an EUS internship presentation before graduating. Please RSVP and pick your 15-minute time slot here: http://doodle.com/i9ea2cxfmbp2fb23.
You do not have to attend the whole event, though you should try to attend the events directly before and after your event! More info on the presentations can be found: http://eus.bard.edu/internships/

Friday, April 3, 2015

Speed Listening by Blind
Readers and the History of
Audio Time-Stretching

Mara Mills
Olin, Room 102 
Talking books for blind readers spurred the commercialization of mainstream audiobooks after World War II, but the two formats soon diverged in terms of reading strategies. Mills will discuss
the cultural imperative for aural speed reading that drove early time-stretching innovations in the magnetic tape era, allowing playback rate to be changed without affecting pitch.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lichens: An Exploration of a Hidden World in Peril

A lecture by James Lendemer, New York Botanical Garden
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Lecture by Janet Echelman

Lectures on her Public Art for Urban Spaces
Fisher Studio Arts Building  Fisher Studio Arts Building
Seminar Room

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Building the Case: Design and Media at the International Military Tribunal, c. 1945

Olga Touloumi, Harvard University
Reem-Kayden Center, Lecture Hall A  During four short months in the summer of 1945, the Office of Strategic Services, IBM, and landscape architect Dan Kiley prepared Courtroom 600 for the Nuremberg Trials. Planned as a “world spectacle,” the project required a wide mobilization of resources and technologies that crossed national and institutional boundaries. Scholars have extensively discussed the legal and diplomatic history of the International Military Tribunal, along with its implications for international law in the post-World War II period, but little attention has been paid to the position of the courtroom itself in this seminal event.

This lecture will unravel the role of design and architecture in the Nuremberg Trials, explaining that both served to produce international law as an integral component of the world organization that the United Nations announced. By looking into the series of projects that led to the final courtroom design, I will discuss the debates on representation, mediation, and participation that informed this interior. Ultimately, I argue, in the Nuremberg Courtroom designers and officials reconceived architecture as a mobile technology to transfer and implement models of legal space across expansive and contested networks of global communication.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Community Action Award Summer Internship Funding 


Each year, the Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) supports student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally and internationally by providing funding to participate in internships that address issues impacting people and communities around the world. These awards are given to students in varying quantities based on need and a proposed budget, and is available for any currently matriculated student who is returning in the fall. Internships and projects should address issue(s) related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, the arts and social entrepreneurship. Maximum award is $3,000. Students are expected to work at the internship site full-time for four to eight weeks. 

Deadline:
First round applications due Monday, March 31; second round applications due Monday, April 24
Application is available here: http://tools.bard.edu/wstools/webforms/view.php?id=23189

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Earth Hour

Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to climate change action now. It's time we speak up and demand a better future for our planet.
To be decided  Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. Now it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Click the following link for more information: https://www.earthhour.org/

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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.

Click
here to RSVP! Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.



Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Saturday, April 18, 2015

BardCON


Bard College  BardCON is Bard's branding for its participation in a national contest called Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a three week contest to reduce energy use on campus.  CCN is the largest electricity and water reduction competition for colleges and universities in the world. Now in its fifth year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students across North America, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Participate in the event through the kick off event celebrating Earth Hour "lights off" on March 28th from 8:30-9:30pm. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

For the Love of Rivers


Cary Institute in Millbrook  Author and award-winning ecologist Kurt Fausch has spent his career exploring threats to stream and river life. His new book, For the Love of Rivers, reflects on the deep significance of freshwaters to humanity and their ultimate fate in our future. Fausch will discuss the underlying science connecting aquatic ecosystems to the forests and grasslands they traverse and the connections among the creatures that inhabit this living tapestry. He will also explore why rivers are essential to humans and what we can do to ensure their future.His talk will inspire and enlighten anyone with a connection to rivers, water, and conservation.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Great Amphibian Migration 


Meeting at the road turnout in front of the RKC  Conditions are right for the great amphibian migration! This means that you have the opportunity to greet amphibians and help them cross the road. If interested, please email broberts@bard.edu

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SPROJ Workshop for EUS Seniors

Come share your progress on SPROJ and ideas for getting it done. Dinner is served! Please RSVP!
Olin, Room 101 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Farm Volunteer Opportunity 


One-time Farm Volunteer Opportunity at Montgomery Place. Help the Bard Farm farmer John-Paul Sliva start seeds that will become Bard Farm produce! Limited spots, contact Tom O'Dowd todowd@bard.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dimming the Sun: 
How clouds and air pollution affect global climate

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Beate G. Liepert: 
Senior Research Scientist - Climate & Solar Energy
NorthWest Research Associates
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  About the Talk:

While anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are well known to cause the observed global warming in the last century, the climate impact of short-lived air pollution is not well understood. The potentials of these pollutants to modify climate or even mask global warming will be introduced and the wider consequences of dimming (e.g. geoengineering) will be discussed.


About the Speaker:

Beate Liepert is scientist and artist.
Climate change and specifically the cycling of water and energy in a changing world are overarching themes of her research. Highlights of her research are the discovery of the phenomenon “global dimming”, which is the increase in atmospheric transparency, and its responsibility for masking parts of the global warming signal in the 20th century. She further pioneered research on the causes of dimming and its implications for the water and carbon cycle on Earth. Beate received a PhD in Meteorology from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.

In 1996 she moved to New York City to become Doherty Research Scientist at Columbia University. Beate contributed a section on global dimming to the IPCC 4th Assessment Report “Scientific Basis” (chapter 3.4.4.2) that won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007. While living in New York City, Beate attended the Certificate Program of Fine Arts at Parsons New School of Design. She moved to Seattle in 2009, and became partner and principal investigator at NorthWest Research Associates, a cooperative for basic and applied research.

Beate’s current research focuses on shifting weather patterns with global warming, and novel solar energy innovations. As artist Beate collaborates with the Seattle based artist, educator and designer Marisa Vitiello on a series of automatism drawings. In 2015 Marisa and Beate have been selected by Spaceworks Tacoma to do an installation in the downtown storefront program and in the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery Open Abstract Show in Seattle Washington.

See the poster (attached below).
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MBA in Sustainability Visits Etsy!

Attendees receive $65 application fee waiver!
Etsy 55 Washington St. Brooklyn, NY 11201  Join the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability for a visit to Etsy Headquarters in Brooklyn.  Admissions staff, faculty, current students, applicants and prospects are invited to tour the office and meet Etsy's Sustainability Director for a discussion of the global marketplace's sustainability strategy. 

Schedule:

5:30 Arrive at Etsy

5:30 - 6:00 Office Tour

6:00 Discussion with Etsy Sustainability Director

7:00 Prospective students and Applicants Info Session w/ Director Eban Goodstein 


Email Caitlin O'Donnell  by March 18 to RSVP!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Art and Creative Urban Activism in Russia

Anna Zhelnina, Associate Professor, Smolny College, Russia
Gagarin Human Rights Fellow, Bard College
Olin, Room 102  In contemporary Russia, the transformation of political participation and disavowal of old political systems does not force people out of politics, but rather both changes the ways they participate and influences their living environments. One response to this change is DIY urbanism, a new form of contentious politics different from well-known Russian social movements. As citizens search for new ways to reclaim rights to their cities and to participate in decision making processes, often their attempts take the shape of creative initiatives and projects of direct action, not necessarily framed by political terms.

This talk will share a few examples of these ‘creative’ practices in urban activism, including street-art and grassroots initiatives using art and design to improve the urban environment. It will also argue that such initiatives can be analyzed as practices of Putin-era ‘neobohemians’, which do not succeed in reaching the wider urban public.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Film Screening: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History


Campus Center, Red Room 202  The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is a 2011 documentary film detailing the history of the Pruitt–Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis, Missouri, and the eventual decision to implode the entire complex in 1976. The documentary argues that the violent social collapse within the Pruitt-Igoe complex was not due to the demographic composition of its residents, but was a result of wider, external social forces, namely the declining economic fortunes of St. Louis and the resulting impact upon employment opportunities.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Remediation in La Vie Sur Terre and Moolaade

Marissa Moorman, Associate Professor
Indiana University-Bloomington
Olin, Room 102 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

LIASE Grants Proposals Due 


The Bard Center for Environmental Policy in New York State is pleased to announce the availability of new Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships for students from East Asia (China, Japan or South Korea) to complete a two-year Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy or Climate Science and Policy starting August 2014. The LIASE Scholarships (Luce Initiative for Asian Studies and the Environment) provide a full tuition waiver in the first year, and at least 50% of tuition in the second year. Students are responsible for travel costs, and for expenses for room and board. Applicants for the LIASE Scholarship should, in addition to a regular application, provide a one-page letter discussing their research interests in Asian environmental policy. The deadline is March 15th! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Webinar: Bard MBA in Sustainability featuring Hunter Lovins

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  Bard MBA in Sustainability holds regular webinars featuring faculty, students, and alumni speaking about their work.

March Webinar: State of Sustainable Business
Faculty: Hunter Lovins
Alumni: Amy Davila '15

What will be covered?
Webinars feature the above mentioned faculty and student/alumni speaking about their research and work with Bard MBA in Sustainability. We also give a brief program overview and cover 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 is required. 

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

Degree Options Include:
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/MBA with Bard's Center for Environmental Policy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative


Bard College Campus  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks your input into the value and role of a potential “Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative” based at Bard CEP. The Initiative would mobilize the research efforts of our graduate and undergraduate students, supported by faculty, to address the policy needs of organizations building an ethical and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley. To that end, we are pleased to invite you to attend an afternoon workshop at Bard, on March 12th from 1 PM until 9 PM. The primary purpose will be to brainstorm the shape of a potential Food Policy Institute at Bard, and will include keynotes by Molly Anderson of the College of the Atlantic, and Michael Rozyne of Red Tomato.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Friday, April 3, 2015

Distinguished Scientist Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are due to Megan Karcher, karcher@bard.edu, by Friday, April 3
Reem-Kayden Center 

Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) Award

Guidelines and Application Instructions

 

All current students concentrating in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or physics are eligible to apply for a Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) Award. These awards are given to exceptional students who have distinguished themselves academically in one of the above-mentioned disciplines in the division of Science, Mathematics and Computing. The exact amount of each award is determined by the Financial Aid office, on average $5000 for each academic year, and includes the opportunity to apply for a summer research stipend to participate in NSF or NIH sponsored summer research programs at other institutions, if the student is not already eligible for federal funding. Like other science students at Bard, DSS recipients are also eligible for BSRI funding for summer research at Bard. Please note that this is a very competitive process and only a few awards will be given out each year.

 

·             Eligibility: To apply for a DSS award (commencing in the fall), a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:

o   Concentrating in one of the following programs: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.

o   Not currently receiving a DSS scholarship or award.

o   Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall in the college.

o   Cumulative GPA of 3.5 in courses in the SM&C Division.

 

·             Application Procedure:

o   Write a letter of request to the DSS Committee. The letter should discuss your plan of study in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and/or physics.

o   Write an essay about an experience in science or math that you found particularly interesting.

o   Ask two Bard faculty members to write you letters of recommendation. At least one of these faculty members must be in the SM&C Division. They should submit their letters directly to Megan Karcher.

o   Submit this information as attachments via e-mail to the SM&C Division secretary, Megan Karcher (karcher@bard.edu)

 

·             Selection Criteria:  Awards will be granted to students showing exceptional qualifications in their areas of study and based upon the following:

o   College academic records.

o   Letters of recommendations from the faculty.

o   A strong interest in working in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

o   Availability of funds.

 

·             Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

 

The DSS Committee will meet shortly after that, and will make recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid, who will determine the final awards. You should receive word of whether you have been selected to receive a DSS award by early May. 

 

Questions?  Contact Robert McGrail, Chair of the Division of Science, Math and Computing, mcgrail@bard.edu.



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Webinar: Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  Bard Center for Environmental Policy holds regular webinars featuring faculty, students, and alumni speaking about their work.

March Webinar: Environmental Policy and International Development in Ghana
Faculty: Monique Segarra
Alumni: Sonia Slavinski '14
Hear from Professor Segarra and Sonia Slavinski on their work preserving hippo habitat through sustainable shea butter industries in Ghana.


What will be covered?
Webinars feature the above mentioned faculty and student/alumni speaking about their research and work with Bard Center for Environmental Policy. We also give a brief program overview and cover 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 is required. 

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

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


Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Webinar Viewing: Restoring Oysters Sustainably


To Be Decided 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Rickshaw and the Policeman: Zulu Men, Work and Clothing in Colonial Natal

Hlonipha Mokoena
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Columbia University
RKC 115 

This paper will explore the two careers of rickshaw puller and policeman through the lens of clothing since the rickshaw pullers were often spectacularly dressed in “costumes” that echoed “Zulu” aesthetics while the policeman was stripped of such excess and given a suit and various other articles of clothing made of worsted wool. As photographic subjects, the rickshaw and the policeman seem to be polar opposites and yet many men seem to have cycled through both careers. The paper will also explore how the very notion of a “career” was established specifically for Zulu men and how forms of work as diverse as child caring and laundering were all tied together by assumptions that were made about the expendability of Zulu bodies. Needless to say, even the term “Zulu” is used advisedly since there was as much wishful thinking and fantasy on the part of photographers as there was a tangible reality that can be termed “Zuluness”.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Film Screening: The Human Scale


Campus Center, Red Room 202  Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through four decades. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. 'The Human Scale' meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of our planning.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bard Builds First Meeting!

Internships and workshops focused around architecture, urban planning, sustainable living and agriculture!
Olin, Room 201  We are set for another great semester of internships, guest lectures and workshops.  We will hold our first bi-weekly group meeting this Wednesday at 7pm on the second floor of Olin–specific room TBA.  We will give a brief introduction to the three divisions of BardBuilds, as well as the expectations we have for members. Then figure out what internship or workshops you will be interested in!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Power Dialog


Phone Conference  Over the next two years, students have a unique and critically important learning and civic engagement opportunity. Student voices can impact the scope and direction of state implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, mandating global warming pollution cuts in the electric power sector. The national dialog, set for March 2016, will engage faculty and students across the country with the state policy-makers who are implementing the EPA’s clean power plan. Dial in 712-432-3100 with the conference code: 253385 in order to join!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Study Abroad with School for Field Studies


Campus Center, Lobby  Biology or EUS major looking to study abroad next term? A rep from study abroad program School for Field Studies is on campus today with information about their programs worldwide. Drop by to see if one of their programs might be for you!

Thinking about Study Abroad but don't know how it works at Bard? It's never too early to start planning where/when/how. Contact Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming at 845-758-7080 or fleming@bard.edu to make an appointment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Global Leadership Program: Saha Global


Virtual Meeting 

A virtual info session will be held to talk about Saha Global, which is a program for students who want to develop leadership skills and learn about international development, environmental sustainability and public health while building community access to clean water and electricity for rural villages in Ghana by training local entrepreneurs how to set up sustainable water and solar businesses. Register Online!


Friday, February 13, 2015 – Sunday, February 15, 2015

Real Food Challenge


Olin 203  Join us and up to 20 other schools in the Northeast for a weekend of education, campaign strategy, and team building all around food justice. Topics include aligning sustainable agriculture with the prison abolitionist movement, organizing around systems of power, slavery and the food system, and so much more! The weekend is intended for students, but faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to come to the panel on Saturday. Bard students must register for their registration fee (min $35) to be covered by the Bard Food Initiative (BFI). 

Friday, January 9, 2015 – Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bard First Year Sustainability Literacy Assessment

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sustainability_Literacy_2015
Website  Take this short assessment to get a rough gauge of your level of sustainability literacy (you may learn a little, too, when you read the answers provided at the end).  We will raffle off $10 prizes for every 75 first year respondents Can you beat the online response level of last year's class?  120 of them took this online.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sustainability_Literacy_2015