Bard College http://wamc.org en Bard SummerScape Presents World Premiere of Love in the Wars http://wamc.org/post/bard-summerscape-presents-world-premiere-love-wars-0 <p>Bard SummerScape is under way, and the performing arts festival will feature the world premiere of a play opening this weekend. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the play’s curator and lead actress.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:44:47 +0000 Allison Dunne 94551 at http://wamc.org Bard SummerScape Presents World Premiere of Love in the Wars Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-one-tick-bite-can-deliver-multiple-infections <p></p><p>A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County.&nbsp;</p><p>People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:40:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 93331 at http://wamc.org Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections South African MP To Lecture At Bard College http://wamc.org/post/south-african-mp-lecture-bard-college <p></p><p>A South African member of parliament is joining a college in the Hudson Valley as a senior visiting fellow.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:49:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 93032 at http://wamc.org South African MP To Lecture At Bard College "Dying Every Day: Seneca At The Court Of Nero" By James Romm http://wamc.org/post/dying-every-day-seneca-court-nero-james-romm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>James Romm, the James Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College is the author of several books on ancient Greek and Macedonian history and on imperial Rome. His latest book is: <em>Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero</em>.</p><p>At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as tutor to twelve-year-old Nero, future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both, Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius.</p><p>James Romm will be part of this weekend’s <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/readlocalredhook">Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival</a>.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87877 at http://wamc.org "Dying Every Day: Seneca At The Court Of Nero" By James Romm Britten And Jaeger - Two One-Act Operas At The Bard Fisher Center http://wamc.org/post/britten-and-jaeger-two-one-act-operas-bard-fisher-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Graduate Vocal Arts Program at </span><a href="http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bard College Conservatory of Music</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a unique master of music program in vocal performance. Conceived, designed and led by renowned American soprano Dawn </span>Upshaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu">The Fisher Center</a> at Bard College is presenting <a href="http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=122592">two one-act operas</a> performed by the Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program singers on March 14 and 16th.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the operas, <em>Payne Hollow</em> by <a href="http://www.shawnjaeger.com/">Shawn Jaeger</a>, is a world premiere, and the other is Benjamin Britten’s beloved <em>The Turn of the Screw</em>.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85655 at http://wamc.org Britten And Jaeger - Two One-Act Operas At The Bard Fisher Center Dr. Stephen Mucher, Bard College – The History of Teacher Evaluation http://wamc.org/post/dr-stephen-mucher-bard-college-history-teacher-evaluation <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stephen Mucher of Bard College explains the motivations behind the first teacher observations of the nineteenth century.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Stephen Mucher is an assistant professor of history and education at Bard College. His teaching and research interests include history education, the history of education, and the development of historical thinking processes in adolescents. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 70919 at http://wamc.org Dr. Stephen Mucher, Bard College – The History of Teacher Evaluation Taneyev's "Oresteia" at Bard SummerScape http://wamc.org/post/taneyevs-oresteia-bard-summerscape <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2013/">Bard SummerScape</a> 2013 presents seven inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. This summer Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, presents their 24th annual Bard Music Festival with the theme "Stravinsky and His World."</p><p>A major highlight of the season, however, isn't by Stravinsky but is instead by Sergey Taneyev - a composer Stravinsky admired. Thaddeus Strassberger returns to SummerScape to direct <em>Oresteia</em>, with The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Performances begin at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, July 26th.</p><p>Thaddeus and SummerScape Opera producer, Susanna Meyer join us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 69829 at http://wamc.org Taneyev's "Oresteia" at Bard SummerScape Bard College And A University In China Create A Joint Music Program http://wamc.org/post/bard-college-and-university-china-create-joint-music-program <p>A college in New York with a well-known conservatory is teaming up with a new school of music in China to offer a joint music program. The dean of the music school in China says the approach is entirely different for his country, and the partnership is all the first of its kind for the conservatory.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:10:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 68716 at http://wamc.org Bard College And A University In China Create A Joint Music Program "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center http://wamc.org/post/shelter-bard-colleges-fisher-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;On June 2 at 7pm, s</span>inger <a href="http://www.nataliemerchant.com/">Natalie Merchant</a> and the Kalmia String Quartet share the stage of <a href="http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=118451&amp;year=2013&amp;month=6&amp;day=2">The Bard Fisher Center</a> with local women singers Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Yungchen Lhamo, to draw attention to the grave problem of domestic violence in the Hudson Valley. This benefit concert will raise funds for for the Washbourne House of Ulster County and Grace Smith House of Dutchess County.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 65918 at http://wamc.org "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center Dutchess Elections Board To Register Students http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-elections-board-register-students <p>POUGHKEEPSIE – College students in Dutchess County may now vote so long as they register and need not provide specific information about which dormitory they live.</p><p>Last fall, Republican Elections Commissioner Erik Haight refused to register students if they did not list their specific college address. Democrat Commissioner Frances Knapp challenged that in court and the judge ruled they could vote.</p><p>The initial case involved student registrations from Marist, The Culinary Institute of America and Bard College.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 12:08:51 +0000 Hank Gross 65177 at http://wamc.org Dutchess Elections Board To Register Students