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Educating Outside the Lines: Bard College at Simon’s Rock on a “New Pedagogy” for the Twenty First Century was published in May. Edited by Nancy Yanoshak, faculty in history and women’s studies, the book is the result of the collaborative efforts of 29 Simon's Rock faculty members and alumni

Berkshire Eagle
The Berkshire Eagle carried the news that Peter Laipson, currently dean of faculty at Concord Academy, will become the next provost and vice president of the College. Click here to learn more about Dr. Laipson

Asia Network
Professor Chris Coggins was awarded a grant to conduct research on village fengshui forests in southern China. Coggins and four students—Joelle Chevrier ’08, Maeve Dwyer ’08, Lindsey Longway ’07, and Michael Xu ’08—will travel to China for a month to conduct research on ecological and cultural features of fengshui forests

International Fair Geneva
Professor Emmanuel Dongala was awarded the Prix Kourouma 2011 at the Geneva International Book Fair

New York Arts
Professor Larry Wallach reviewed Wozzeck at the Met for New York Arts

Asma Abbas, faculty in political science and philosophy, gave expert commentary on WAMC. She spoke about the significance of the death of Osama bin Laden

PopMatters published a review of Zachary Mason ’88’s The Lost Books of the Odyssey. Read about Mason’s text on RockNet, the Simon’s Rock alumni site

New York Times
The Washington Post and CNN mull over the insights contained in Eli Pariser ’96’s newly released book, The Filter Bubble

Publishers Weekly
Publisher’s Weekly selected Veronica Chambers ’87's Amigas: A Formal Affair for its list of 2011’s best multicultural books for young adults

Fast Company
Jessica Mah ’06 is number 74 on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2011

Ridgefield Press
Ethnomusicologist Isaac Hirt-Manheimer ’96 has established a center in Ghana “to preserve traditional arts, provide employment and housing, and to provide a meaningful destination alternative for students and tourists,” reports the Ridgefield Press

Treating Young Veterans
Academic Dean Anne O’Dwyer co-authored a chapter in Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience Through Practice and Advocacy, with a professor and students from Berkshire Community College

Breakthrough Atlanta
The first-years-cum-sophomores are interning this summer. Isys Rucker-Peoples is teaching math at Breakthrough Atlanta, while Jared Weiss is at the Center for Genomics and Human Genetics at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Professor Peter Filkins was awarded a Faculty Research Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service to do research in the archive of H.G. Adler. His article “Stimme und Stimmung: Translating H.G. Adler” appeared in a special spring issue of Monatshefte. Filkins was also named writer-in-residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT for the spring of 2012

Young Writers Workshop attendee Carrie Ann White told the Independent Tribune “the most inspiring place I've ever written at was at Bard College at Simon's Rock”

Artificial intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel ’82 spoke at “Transhumanism Meets Design,” a conference at Parsons The New School for Design

The New Republic
Board member John McWhorter ’83’s recent pieces in the New Republic included musings on the rapper Common’s appearance at the White House’s poetry night and the significance of school integration

Federalway Mirror
Sophomore Eleanor O’Neil was profiled in the Federal Way Mirror

Local Talk News
Local Talk News of Newark heralds the arrival of Bard High School Early College

Village Soup
Incoming first-year Kelly Walker was profiled by Village Soup

Santa Ynez
The Santa Ynez Valley News featured the artwork of Zoe Nathan ’98