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Sep 18 2018

Bard College

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The Bard Globalization and International Affairs program (BGIA) held a graduation ceremony for the summer 2017 cohort on July 28, 2017. Twenty-three students spent an active and successful summer in New York City interning, taking classes, and participating in BGIA cultural activities. Classes offered this summer included Global Cities New York at the Center of the World, Counterterrorism, and Gender in International Relations.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has awarded Bard College a three-year Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control Grant that will support a plan to use goats to clear invasive plant overgrowth from a
1.5-acre hillside near the Blithewood Manor.

  • Northern Dutchess NAACP Honors Mariel Fiori 05, Cofounder and Managing Editor of Bard College Sponsored La Voz

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    Mariel Fiori 05, managing editor and cofounder of La Voz, cultura y noticias hispanas del Valle de Hudson. has received the Northern Dutchess NAACP s Humanitarian Award. Sponsored by Bard College, La Voz is an award-winning Spanish language magazine that serves more than 140,000 Latinos living in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions. Fiori received the award at the NAACP s second annual Freedom Fund Banquet in Poughkeepsie. The event s keynote speaker was former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Accepting the status quo is not part of my blood, my upbringing, or my background, said Fiori. We need to use whatever tools we possess, be it education, network, time, or money, to help improve the part of the world where we live.

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    The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Richard H. Davis, professor of religion at Bard College, a $91,328 grant to conduct a summer seminar, The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers, for college and university professors next July. The three-week seminar will bring together teachers in many humanities disciplines to explore the interpretation and pedagogy of this ancient text, focusing both on the work in its original historical context and on how it has continued to live for modern readers. Seminar participants will consider also how best to integrate this Indian work into general humanities courses in modern American colleges and universities.

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    In a world that will soon be supporting 10 billion people, there is a critical need for educators who can teach a users manual for the planet. In support of that goal, Bard College is now accepting applications for fall 2018 for a new master of education degree in environmental education. The program aims to help create an informed and engaged citizenry, supporting progress toward a just, prosperous, and sustainable future. Through intensive academic training, real-world professional experience, and career-development opportunities, the program will enable graduates to pursue successful, high-impact careers in private schools, NGOs, government land management agencies, sustainability offices, private land conservation organizations, museums, environmental education centers, and consulting firms.

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