2015 Spring Bardian

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Dena Seidel ’88 in Antarctica

Dear Bardians, We had a great response to the poll sent out last November about a potential name change for the Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association. More than 900 alumni/ae and 78 current students weighed in on the matter. Eighteen percent of respondents supported keeping the name, while over 80 percent said yes to a different title for the association. We saw several reasons for a name change: there are no longer any living St. Stephen’s graduates; recent alumni/ae and graduates from the Bard network— such as the graduate programs, dual-degree programs, international partnerships, and the Bard High School Early Colleges—have little or no connection to St. Stephen’s College; and a name change better reflects who we are today. So, with all due respect to our history, the Board of Governors passed a resolution. The Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association is now the Bard College Alumni/ae Association. In my past year and a half as board president, I’ve seen a revived interest in the work of the association. More alumni/ae are stepping up to join committees and to join the board itself. The work of the board is expanding and energized. Our Career Connections Committee is creating more programs for Bardians, fostering networking opportunities for Bard alumni/ae in key areas of interest: education/arts/nonprofit, sciences, business/finance, etc. Our Events Committee continues to host a wide array of educational and social programs. And our Development Committee is formulating new ways to engage alumni/ae in supporting the College. The Communications Committee is working on implementing an online tool with which alumni/ae can browse volunteer opportunities and sign up to work on one of the board committees. We hope to roll it out by Commencement this May. Enjoy this issue of the Bardian featuring, among other articles, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Bard College Conservatory of Music; a tribute to longtime Bardian Stuart Stritzler-Levine; an exploration, by our own Luc Sante, on the career of Bard photography professor Stephen Shore; and reflections by members of the Class of ’65, on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, on the Bard they knew and the Bard they’d like to see. Let me know your thoughts, concerns, questions, and ideas. The association is here to foster connections between alumni/ae and support Bard and its current students.

Peter Criswell ’89. photo Fernando Trejo

Best regards, Peter Criswell ’89 President, Board of Governors, Bard College Alumni/ae Association

board of governors of the bard college alumni/ae association Peter Criswell ’89, President; Strategic Planning Committee Chair Brandon Weber ’97, Vice President; Bard College Fund Cochair Mackie Siebens ’12, Secretary/Treasurer; Bard College Fund Cochair Robert Amsterdam ’53 David Avallone ’87, Oral History Committee Chair Josh Bell ’98, Communications Committee Chair Jack Blum ’62 Evan Nicole Brown ’16, Current Student Representative Cathaline Cantalupo ’67 Pia Carusone ’03 Kathleya Chotiros ’98 Charles Clancy III ’69 Andrew Corrigan ’00, Development Committee Cochair Arnold Davis ’44, Nominations Committee Cochair Malia Du Mont ’95 Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair Andrew Fowler ’95 Eric Warren Goldman ’98 Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Chair JP Kingsbury ’03, Young Alumni/ae Cochair (East Coast) Isaac Liberman ’04 Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95, Development Committee Cochair Steven Miller ’70 Anne Morris-Stockton ’68 Anna Neverova ’07 Karen Olah ’65 Patricia Pforte ’08, Young Alumni/ae Cochair (West Coast) Henry Seltzer ’06 KC Serota ’04, Diversity Committee Chair Barry Silkowitz ’71

George A. Smith ’82, Events Committee Cochair Dr. Ingrid Spatt ’69 Walter Swett ’96, Nominations Committee Cochair Olivier te Boekhorst ’93 Paul Thompson ’93 Matt Wing ’06 Emeritus Claire Angelozzi ’74 Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 Eva Thal Belefant ’49 Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 Kit Ellenbogen ’52 Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 R. Michael Glass ’75 Dr. Ann Ho ’62 Charles Hollander ’65 Maggie Hopp ’67 Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Peter F. McCabe ’70, Nominations Committee Cochair Susan Playfair ’62 Reva Minkin Sanders ’56 Roger Scotland ’93 Dr. Toni-Michelle Travis ’69 Barbara Crane Wigren ’68

board of trustees of bard college David E. Schwab II ’52, Chair Emeritus Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair Emily H. Fisher, Vice Chair George F. Hamel Jr., Vice Chair Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary; Life Trustee

Stanley A. Reichel ’65, Treasurer Fiona Angelini Roland J. Augustine Leon Botstein, President of the College + Stuart Breslow + Mark E. Brossman Thomas M. Burger + James C. Chambers ’81 Marcelle Clements ’69, Alumni/ae Trustee The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Honorary Trustee Asher B. Edelman ’61, Life Trustee Paul S. Efron Robert S. Epstein ’63 Barbara S. Grossman ’73, Alumni/ae Trustee Andrew S. Gundlach Sally Hambrecht Marieluise Hessel Maja Hoffmann Matina S. Horner + Charles S. Johnson III ’70 Mark N. Kaplan, Life Trustee George A. Kellner Fredric S. Maxik ’86 James H. Ottaway Jr., Life Trustee Martin Peretz, Life Trustee Stewart Resnick, Life Trustee Roger N. Scotland ’93, Alumni/ae Trustee Jonathan Slone ’84 James A. von Klemperer Susan Weber Patricia Ross Weis ’52 +ex officio

above Stephen Shore, Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida, November 17, 1977 (see page 18). photo Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York cover Dena Seidel ’88, filming in Antarctica (see page 31). photo Chris Linder

Bardian SPRING 2015

Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7405, pemstein@bard.edu


Fifty Years of Leadership


Stuart Stritzler-Levine


Grads Find Internships Key to Success


Making Artists of Musicians

Jane Brien ’89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7406, brien@bard.edu


Literature Taking Root

Anne Canzonetti ’84, Deputy Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7187, canzonet@bard.edu


Teaching with a Swedish Accent

Grayson Morley ’13, Program Assistant, Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7089, gmorley@bard.edu


A Look Back through the Lens


On and Off Campus


Class Notes


Books by Bardians


Honor Roll of Donors

Published by the Bard Publications Office publications@bard.edu ©2015 Bard College. All rights reserved. Printed by Quality Printing, Pittsfield, MA 1-800-BARDCOL annandaleonline.org

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fifty years of leadership When Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 traveled to Shanghai with her sister, Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68, some seven years ago, they visited an art gallery. She felt a connection to the gallery manager; indeed, he had dinner with them. Turns out the manager, Hong Kong native David Chan, was a 2003 graduate of Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies. “I’ve traveled a lot and met people in strange places,” Hirsch Levy remarks. “There’s just something about the way that people who have gone to Bard think. They’re open-minded, intellectually curious— interested in thinking about what they’re interested in.” As a whole, the Class of ’65—celebrating its 50th reunion at Commencement this spring—is itself intellectually curious and stimulating. The class has produced a remarkable number of alumni/ae actively engaged in Bard College on a long-term basis, in positions of leadership and in other capacities (as well as more Bard Medal recipients than any other class). Several—Hirsch Levy, Stanley Reichel, Karen Olah, Elizabeth Ely—are or have been trustees of the College, members of the Board of Governors of the Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association (now the Bard College Alumni/ae Association), or both. Here are some of their thoughts about their time at Bard, what they think Bard’s most significant changes have been over the past 50 years, and their hopes for Bard’s next 50 years. Denise Ahearn Carson recalls being at Bard “during a time that was incredibly intellectually stimulating, both because of a highquality faculty (which is typical of Bard) and an exciting time of change in the world.” She adds, “The Bard culture seemed to be recognizing those changes well before the general population realized that we could all be part of movements and causes. Also, I think students realized that Bard’s financial future was not certain. Perhaps those who returned to do important work for the College felt that they wanted to help secure Bard’s future and assure that academic quality remained as they had experienced it.” She remembers “walking from Kappa House to the dining room at a very early hour on a snowy winter morning after having stayed up all night to finish a paper,” and says, “My time at Bard opened up worlds of ideas and fields of study that were all new to me. My wish for Bard is that it continue to increase the many new and rich programs that have become part of the College and that the academic standards remain as demanding as they have been through the decades.” The demanding academic standards also were important to Blythe Danner. “Bard provided me with tremendously rich training in preparation for my profession as an actor,” she notes. “Common Course and my classes in philosophy were an especially important part of my education, and I have vivid memories of many classes with [Professor of Philosophy] Heinrich Bluecher.” She recalls “one particularly memorable classroom experience” with Eugen Kullman, visiting

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professor of religion from 1958 to 1964, “reading aloud from his personal correspondence with Hermann Hesse. We were assembled under the shade of a tree on a very hot day. He wore a heavy, dark, wool suit and seemed completely at ease. He was an inspiration.” Artistic creation was the crux of the Bard experience for Michael DeWitt, former president of the Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association. “My senior year was the most amazing year of my life,” he begins. “I was a painting major and I had a studio in the new Procter Art Center, where I would go in at 9, break for lunch, and leave at 5. I had a full-time job of creating. I won the Art Prize that year. My Senior Project covered the walls—a mixture of pop art, abstract expressionism, and my interpretation of works of the great masters.” He took “every class I could” with Anthony Hecht ’44 (then associate professor of English), including a writers’ workshop “in which I discovered I wasn’t a good writer.” Other memorable faculty for DeWitt were John CuRoi, his Senior Project adviser and “a terrific teacher,” and Louis Schanker, associate professor of art. Though not an architect, DeWitt taught in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute after Bard, then ran the family business, selling industrial supplies in Florida. But he never “really left Bard,” he says. “I started recruiting prospective Bardians in Florida when [Director of Admission] Mary Backlund came down and I invited her and the others with her to stay. Mary looms very large in my life. I helped down there and then came back to New York, where I joined the Board of Governors and eventually became president. The board meetings and phonathons frequently took place in my apartment in Greenwich Village; they were as much a social event as anything else. Obviously the reason I’ve stayed involved is the people, and the fact that I just love Bard as a place.” DeWitt can’t overestimate the importance of donations to Bard, especially by alumni/ae. “The bottom line is that we need to help Bard College financially. My wife, Wenny, has cashed in a funded holding and given it as an annuity to the College,” he says. Elizabeth Ely is secretary of the Board of Trustees and a life trustee. “The leadership of the Board of Trustees is to set basic policies and keep the College financially stable. The duty of the alumni/ae association is similar, but with the added role of being a champion of the College. Being a champion of Bard is easy. The College is an outstanding, sought-after institution,” she says. “I joined the board because, though I remembered my days at Bard fondly, the College was a small institution. Leon Botstein, I felt, was ambitious and had the intellectual ability and energy to expand the institution. He has, and I am fortunate to have served on the board for many decades.” In addition to Bard’s stellar academic qualities, Ely is awed by “the things people may consider ancillary—the Bard Prison Initiative,

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the Fisher Center—that have been primary to my enjoyment of Bard.” In fact, the most significant aspect of the last 50 years at Bard has been the phenomenal growth of the campus, in Ely’s opinion. “Besides the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, there’s the Levy Economics Institute, the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, the László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building,” she enumerates. But, she adds, “Because the physical campus has grown extraordinarily, parking and traffic have become challenges. It should be as easy to walk on campus as to drive. Everywhere there should be paths, with lighting, to the buildings.” One of her proudest accomplishments has been helping to establish the Landscape and Arboretum Program, “which makes people aware of how the campus looks and how the physical landscape on campus is used.” The program promotes tree conservation and preservation on campus, along with horticultural education and outreach. Of her time as a student, she recalls, “When I came to Bard I was interested in social psychology, but ended up in the experimental psychology classes of Frank Oja. Statistics was the class I hated most, but its concepts have been the most important because it teaches you how to evaluate information.” Edward Fischer’s evaluation of his time at Bard is simple: “I believe Bard turned me into a human being.” He adds, “I have many significant memories. For the next 50 years? Clone Leon.” “Bard influenced me in many ways,” says Jonathan Greene. “It continues to do so through some friendships: Arthur Tress ’62,

photo Courtesy of Michael DeWitt

George Rose ’63, Thomas Meyer ’69.” He maintains that his “main influence on Bard” was telling Robert Kelly, now Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature, of a job at the College, “which has resulted in his being there now some 50-plus years.” (Then-President Reamer Kline offered Kelly a teaching position, which he initially refused: “Kline called me and offered again. I yielded, I came, I stayed. Jonathan rightly claims the credit/blame for my half-century in this paradise.”) Joan (Axelrod) Hand was a student of Kelly’s. “I knew I wanted my Senior Project to be a creative work,” she says. Kelly, her Senior Project adviser, “skillfully led me in this task” as soon as she had decided the direction in which she wished to go. “I was in very good hands,” she adds. “The project—a novella, Your Witch—catapulted me into prestigious graduate programs such as the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.” Since then, Hand’s poetry has been published in academic quarterlies all over the United States and internationally. For Charles Hollander, emeritus member of the Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors, as for Ely, the expansion of Bard is the most significant thing that’s happened in 50 years. “There are a lot more students,” he notes. “We used to pride ourselves on having ‘an acre per student.’” The campus atmosphere reflected that sense of spaciousness: “When I arrived in the fall of 1961, Bard felt like a combination of the Garden of Eden and the Astrodome: It was beautiful, and everything you said or did reflected on others and

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Elizabeth Ely (left) and Cynthia Hirsh Levy at the John Bard Society luncheon 2006

Stanley Reichel (left) and Michael DeWitt at the President’s Awards Ceremony 2014

rebounded to you. The intensity of the experience was unique—a sense of how ‘now’ each moment was.” Hollander’s memories center on his involvement with College activities: he was editor of the school paper his sophomore year, and elected to the Community Council—the College government consisting of eight students, two faculty, and a dean—four times. Academically, “I had [Professor of English] Ted Weiss for divisional seminar—I started in English but shortly after discovered a love of things Greek and did my Senior Project on Euripides. We had some wonderful sessions. Irma Brandeis [professor of English] gave me a French poetry tutorial, and her friend Elizabeth Stambler taught Introduction to Poetry, and I remember a beautiful seminar on Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Wreck of the Deutschland.” David Jacobowitz also found inspiration in class readings. “At Bard I got the idea that I could do what interested me,” he recalls. “I had started at a technical college, where I struggled and really didn’t know what I wanted to do. Bard encouraged me to think and gave me opportunities to try out different ideas and arts. I got interested in political science, and how utopian and anti-utopian literature influenced political thought and behavior. Reading Skinner’s Walden II led to an interest in psychology. Avoiding the draft led me to graduate work in psychology, especially language development, and then to a career in psychological test development.” Jacobowitz gained physical benefits from Bard as well, both through activities and relationships: “Although Bard was not strong on physical education, that didn’t stop me from running and biking, which led to bike advocacy, which is what I am doing now that I have retired. My best Bard connections are in the family. Our son Saul initially was reluctant to attend his ‘dad’s college,’ but when we visited campus, it was clearly his choice. We have four Bardians in our family. At Bard, Saul ’01 met Laura Costello ’03, whom he married, and Saul introduced his brother Eli to Natalie Amar ’01.” All in the Bard family. And for Cynthia Hirsch Levy, a former trustee and alumni/ae association board member, a sense of family is at the center of her feelings for the College. “The people connected to Bard are just the kind of people I share values and interests with,” she says. “Bard— such a stimulating place with so many well-educated people—was

like Nirvana. What I wanted was all around me. I had a fabulous class with Robert Kelly. His take on everything we read was fantastic. Heinrich Bluecher held a class, The Idea of the Holy, by candlelight on the top floor of Hegeman, and the Red Hook Fire Department broke the door down.” Bard’s standing in the world of academia is the most significant change Hirsch Levy has seen in the last 50 years. “It used to be that no one had ever heard of it, though they’d heard of the teachers because they were so well known,” she remarks. “Now everyone knows Bard’s place in the world. During the time I served as a trustee, some amazing things were offered to Bard—such as a college in Berlin (now Bard College Berlin). The size is dramatically different, but the spirit of the place is still there. Bard has become an even more exciting campus, especially in terms of its international programs.” She expresses her hope that, over the next 50 years, the College “becomes financially stable. That is the only way Bard can continue being the vibrant, exciting place that it is.” “Bard was so small when we attended that strong bonds were easily formed among students and between students and faculty,” says George P. Lynes II. “Many of us stayed in touch with faculty (and some administrators) long after graduating. While it sounds hokey, we felt like we were part of a family—and in more ways than one! Bard is where I met Jane Rady ’63; we’ve been married since 1968.” Stanley Reichel, treasurer of the Board of Trustees, left Bard but then got back in touch. “Upon graduation from Bard I remained active as cochair of the alumni/ae association in New York City for approximately five years,” he says. “I lost touch with the College and most of my fellow Bardians for about 15 years, but I always had a desire to rekindle my relationships and to give back to Bard at least as much, if not more, than I received. Fortunately, I have been blessed to accomplish that goal as a member of the great Class of ’65 and the Bard Board of Trustees. I marvel at how, under the leadership of Leon Botstein and his administration, the College has grown to become a leader in the field of international liberal arts education.” Asked what he received from Bard, he replies, “An education second to none; the ability to think (usually clearly) and to express those thoughts. Heinrich Bluecher; Tony Hecht; John Toomey [associate

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professor of history]; Bill Lensing [professor of philosophy]; C. T. Sottery [professor of chemistry]; Henry Kritzler [’38, associate professor of biology]; Director of Athletics Charlie Patrick and his wife June, surrogate parent figures to a large part of the student body; Justus Rosenburg, professor and friend to many students—and a heck of a soccer player—these are just a few names from my past that helped shape me into an intelligent, caring individual. [Professor of Chemistry] Hilton Weiss and I started at Bard together, as professor and student; we learned a great deal from each other.” For the future, Reichel says, “I would like Bard to remain a relatively small, independent, thinking institution where one can be free to explore and grow. If you got something worthwhile from your time there, you must find the ability to give back—emotionally, financially,

Survey Says . . . Highlights of the Alumni/ae Questionnaire In August 2014, we sent out an e-survey to more than 8,000 alumni/ae. Although there are 12,000 of you, we don’t have valid e-mail addresses for everyone. Please send us yours if you don’t get e-mail from Bard (alumni@bard.edu). Save a tree in 2015. About 30 percent of you responded; that’s a high percentage. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. And—no surprise —Bardians have something to say. Bardian and Proud? Yes, you are. Just like the Class of ’65. Bardians are overwhelmingly proud (96 percent). “I am proud of my fellow Bardians and honored to be in their company. I meet Bardians everywhere and there is an unspoken connection and pride among us,” one alum says. Status update. The largest number of respondents are in a committed relationship with Bard, but for 29 percent of you, it’s complicated. That’s understandable: Bardians are complicated; Bard is complicated; what relationship isn’t complicated? What can we do to help? It’s our job to listen to you, inform you about what is going on here at Bard, and work to keep Bard relevant and useful to you in your life. One alum says, “We broke up . . . but I’m giving it another chance.” Another replies, “I have physically moved on, but I feel we are aligned spiritually forever.” We want to keep you up to date and connected. Bard: cool then, cool now. Bardians love Bardians. Nearly everyone wants to attend a Bard event to reconnect with friends and see faculty. While most of our events are well attended, sometimes alumni/ae say to us, “I thought more of my friends would be here.” We did too. We encourage you to contact your friends when you are thinking of coming to a Bard event and ask them to come too. Eightyfour percent of Bardians are still in regular touch with their classmates and Bard friends. Almost 300 Bardians are married to other Bardians. Alumni/ae Fall Weekend, anyone? This event seems to be our best-kept secret. Every year we invite alumni/ae back at the end of October (this year, it’s October 23–25). It’s a weekend during the school year where you can see faculty, take a class, meet students, go canoeing, play softball, bring the kids, pick a pumpkin, talk to Leon, and generally enjoy fall in the Hudson Valley. AnnandaleOnline.org. Only a third of you have ever visited the alumni/ae website, and of those who did, many didn’t give it very high marks. Now

or in any way that you can. For the next 50 years, trustees, alumni/ae, administrators, and friends can continue the position of leadership that Bard enjoys in the field of higher education.” Harvey L. Sterns is receiving the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service at Commencement in May. He recalls Bard as “a very positive learning experience.” He and many of his classmates “value Bard’s approach to education” as well as the friendships. “Bard influenced me in other significant ways,” he says. “I met my wife of 50 years at Bard. And I found that my field experiences changed my interests, which led me to my career as a psychologist. “I still remember vividly Heinrich Bluecher giving his lecture on ‘Jesus the Man’ in Bard Hall,” he says. “I wish all Bard students to have memorable intellectual moments that will last them a lifetime.”

the website is new and improved. If you haven’t checked out the new AnnandaleOnline, give it a whirl. In January, we launched the new site (#greenisgone). You can update your work information, post a class note, e-mail classmates, read alumni/ae news, and stay in touch—even on your phone. Get involved. Some of you think the only thing Bard is interested in is getting donations, but that is not the whole story. Alumni/ae can offer their assistance to the College in a variety of ways. You can mentor a student, volunteer for Bard Works, or come back to Annandale to talk to students. You can host a Cities Party, organize a special reunion event, or join the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors. You can also use Bard to network with professionals in your own field and, as an alumnus/a, utilize the resources at the Career Development Office. Staying in touch with Bard and letting us know what you are doing helps everyone: new graduates wanting to network, faculty wanting to contact you, and other alumni/ae wanting to connect. You can search for classmates, Bardians in your field or in your city. Remember, Bardians love Bardians. Show me the money. We asked quite a few questions about how you feel about giving to Bard. Most of you who support Bard do so because you appreciate the quality of your education and/or the scholarship you received, and you believe Bard needs the money. In 2014–15, Bard will give away almost $40 million in scholarship and financial aid; the average financial aid package is $37,000. Bard does need the money and values all alumni/ae support. Become a donor this year if you haven’t been one before. “Giving to Bard feels good,” says one alumnus. “The results from this survey have been very helpful to the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs,” says Debra Pemstein, vice president of development and alumni/ae affairs. “Bardians from across the decades are informed and interested in Bard today. They feel proud of where Bard has been and where it is going. As illustrated in the profile of the Class of 1965, there is potential for a lifetime of involvement in and leadership of the College. We encourage all alumni/ae to stay connected to Bard and play an active part in the future of the College through alumni/ae events, reunions, Class Notes, networking, connections with faculty, and annual financial support of any size.” Thanks again to all of you who participated, as we know it took a while. We loved hearing from you. Now it’s our job to help keep you connected and keep Bard relevant to your life. Today’s Bard would not be here if not for the Bardians of yesterday.

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stuart stritzler-levine by Cynthia Werthamer

Stuart Stritzler-Levine can be said to carry the institutional memory of Bard College. He has known just about everyone at, or involved with, Bard over the past half century and can cheerfully regale you with stories about nearly all of them. “The history of this place is unbelievable, and it all swims around in my mind,” he says with a smile, sitting in his cozy office warren on the top floor of Stevenson Library. “At the start of this spring term, I told my seminar that I was beginning my 100th semester at Bard. Their eyes got very big.” When he came to Bard in 1964 as an instructor, the Psychology Department in which he taught was housed in the Tewksbury Hall basement; Frank Oja was its chair; and Bard boasted 500 undergraduates and 55 faculty members. Reamer Kline headed up the College; Leon Botstein’s arrival as president was a distant decade away. During his 50 years at Bard—teaching psychology, serving as dean of the College, taking a stint as dean of studies at the fledgling Bard High School Early College Manhattan, then returning to teaching—Stritzler-Levine truly has come full circle. To celebrate the milestone, a dinner party was held this spring at Botstein’s house on the Bard campus. Many of the guests—including former and current students, friends, and colleagues—“represent significant markers for me along the way,” Stritzler-Levine notes. Among them are music professor Luis Garcia-Renart and Peter Sourian, professor emeritus of English (“my oldest friends at Bard”); Mary Backlund, vice president for student affairs and director of admission (“my oldest colleague in the administration”); Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, executive vice president and president of the Levy Economics Institute (“for 35 years a very important part of my life and a great friend”); Charles “Chuck” Simmons, director of physical plant, whom Stritzler-Levine remembers as a high school student; Botstein; and many others. Memorable too was Richard Pargament ’65, his first Senior Project student. “I was a new faculty member who’d never taught before,” Stritzler-Levine says. “Richard had been assigned to Bertram Koslin [associate professor of psychology], who’d left for Princeton. In reality, Richard taught me how to be a teacher. He then went to Princeton to get his Ph.D. with Koslin. We’ve stayed in touch all these years.” Pargament has equally strong memories of Stritzler-Levine. “Stuart was warm and supportive,” he recalls. “He really got engaged in my work: a psychophysics project about understanding the relationship between the physical properties of things and people’s perceptions of those properties.” The resulting paper was later published by Pargament,

Stritzler-Levine, and Koslin. Pargament went on to a career in social psychology, Stritzler-Levine’s field. Backlund calls Stritzler-Levine “a master in the classroom, weaving the conversation around, through, and back to each student, drawing each into an ‘aha’ moment.” When Botstein arrived in 1975, Stritzler-Levine says, “He started to ask me to do tasks for the College. Late in the spring of 1980 he called me in and said he was going to appoint me dean of the College. I said, ‘No, I’m going to Michigan to go fishing.’ It’s what I did during the summer. He urged me to do more than that, and I said I would accept the post for one year. Twenty-two years later, I was still the dean.” Stritzler-Levine’s significant contributions to the College and its culture include initiating, as dean, the Immediate Decision Plan (IDP), which remains unique: students apply to Bard, attend a seminar, interview for admission, and receive the College’s decision immediately. “The New York Times sent a reporter who sat in on that first IDP seminar, which I taught,” Stritzler-Levine says. “They put the story on the front page of the Sunday Times. Leon came to my house, held up the paper, and said, ‘Look what we did!’ It was fabulous.” Stritzler-Levine was part of the group that started Bard’s Excellence and Equal Cost Program, which allows qualified students to attend Bard for the same cost as a public university in their home states, and Lifetime Learning Institute, a series of noncredit courses for senior citizens that are administered and taught by volunteers. He was even the men’s basketball coach for several years. Members of the Bard community constitute Stritzler-Levine’s family. Over the years, members of that community have read emails, in his inimitable style, that honor—or, more frequently of late, memorialize—others on campus. A sampling of commemorations include those to Betty Shea, founder of what became Central Services, whose skills Stritzler-Levine recalled in loving detail; Bernie Tieger, professor emeritus of sociology, of whom he said, “The champion of a village is gone and the village is better for his having been there”; and Connie Bard Fowle ’80, who worked in the library and with the Higher Education Opportunity Program, as it was called then. “I write my stories about these people so current members of our community can understand who they were. This may give them an appreciation for what our place is about,” Stritzler-Levine says fondly. Though he is 82 and holds the title of professor of psychology and dean emeritus of the College, Stritzler-Levine is not planning to retire. He teaches three courses a year, and this year is advising yet another student’s Senior Project. “This is what I do,” he says matterof-factly. “A good life. I will do it for a while longer.”

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bard center for environmental policy

grads find internships key to success by William Stavru ’87

“In 2014 a UN report announced that more than half of the planet’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, this figure will increase to at least two-thirds. At the same time, however, dozens and dozens of cities in the United States and Europe are getting smaller. In the United States, the 2010 census revealed that virtually every old Midwestern city that once relied heavily on manufacturing lost residents in the prior decade,” says Bartek Starodaj ’12, a graduate of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) master’s degree program in environmental policy. Starodaj specialized in urban planning and development, writing his thesis on the role of regional governance in the planning of shrinking cities. “It’s vital that we understand how uneven the urbanization process is—with urban shrinkage on one hand and urban sprawl on the other, a lot of policy decisions need to be made to address severe issues concerning environmental degradation and social equity,” he notes. As a first-year student, Starodaj, from New Britain, Connecticut, set a goal to complete the Bard CEP 3+2 program. “I knew that I would have to complete a graduate program to be able to specialize in my field. Coming to Bard enabled me make a smooth transition from an undergraduate to a graduate program, saving me both time and money. I didn’t have to deal with moving to a new school in a new location—and the Bard CEP program was exactly what I was looking for. We learn about all aspects of environmental policy, in a program tailored toward career development,” he says. Since its founding in 1999, Bard CEP has promoted a sciencebased, holistic approach to environmental policy. Through a combination of theoretical study and empirical work, Bard CEP graduate students gain a deep firsthand understanding of how numerous academic disciplines and forces (law, politics, policy studies, science, culture, ethics) intersect in the arena of environmental policy making. In addition to course work, the Bard CEP graduate program requires an extensive internship of 30 hours per week, for at least four months, during the summer and fall semester of the second year. The internship provides students with the opportunity to apply some of their academic knowledge to real-world settings, helping them further develop professional skills and networks they will need after graduating; it is constructed as a key element of the program and a bridge to career building.

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Bartek Starodaj ’12

“Our goal is to get students into leadership careers to start changing the world, soon. They have to, because on issues like climate change, there isn’t a lot of time,” says Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability. “The extended, high-level professional internship helps students understand how the first-year, integrated classroom work plays out in the real world. Students pick the field they are passionate about, then they spend six months interning. That’s followed by the master’s thesis process. In a year, they can develop marketable expertise. Sometimes the internships turn into jobs—and if they don’t, the students still have major experience on their resumes.” Starodaj is one of several Bard CEP graduates working in various environmental policy sectors who recently shared their stories. After his first year in the Bard CEP program, Starodaj secured an internship in the Urban and Regional Program of the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States, in Washington, D.C. The German government established the GMF as a nonprofit organization in 1972 as a permanent memorial to the Marshall Plan aid it received after World War II. In the spirit of the Marshall Plan, the GMF addresses urban challenges across continents, through policy research and analysis and exchange opportunities, to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Ankara, Warsaw, and other European cities. photo Ann Calamai

Starodaj interned with the organization for six months, from June to December 2011; GMF hired him full time in April 2012, just as he was finishing his thesis. Starodaj believes that the breadth of the Bard CEP program was a winning factor in his hiring. “Bard CEP’s focus on different aspects of environmental policy—economics, law, science, policy—gave me a big repertoire of tools and concepts to pull from,” he says. “This is so important to the German Marshall Fund— urban policy includes many different complicated subissues, especially because we work in large geographic spaces such as cities. I needed to show that there was breadth and depth to my expertise, and Bard CEP definitely helped me to show that.” When a permanent position opened up in his department at GMF, Starodaj became a program coordinator. He works with local governments to help them resolve the myriad problems that plague many U.S. and European postindustrial cities. He creates learning opportunities for city officials, such as public information forums and

a significant infrastructure problem in developing countries. After completing her first year of study, she interned at WASTE: Advisers on Urban Environment and Development, a Dutch international nongovernmental organization (NGO) working in Haiti. Savain was a program assistant from June to December 2011, and returned in February 2012. WASTE was working for VNG International, a Dutch municipal association for international cooperation, to provide technical support to four Haitian cities (Léogâne, Grand-Goâve, Petit-Goâve, and Gressier) in designing and implementing an integrated solid-waste management system. The four municipalities had decided to form a municipal association after being devastated by the January 2010

bard cep’s focus on different aspects of environmental policy—economics, law, science, policy—gave me a big repertoire of tools and concepts to pull from. study tours, so that they can implement new resource-management and economic development policies and practices learned from peers in other cities. Starodaj says, “My work ranges from assisting with large-scale land reuse projects in Detroit to arranging professional exchanges in which U.S. city planners visit cities in Europe to see firsthand how other municipalities are working on a particular issue.” Although Starodaj enjoys his current position, he has a clear idea of a career path. “Eventually I hope to be implementing and designing programs. Ideally, I’d like to be working in a midsized city like Richmond, Baltimore, or even Albany,” he says. “These cities have been ignored for so long, but they now are real places for opportunity for urban planning and development innovations. Their scales allow for a lot of creative experimentation—because they are smaller cities, small investments or policy changes can have a big impact.” Starodaj offers suggestions to any Bard student seeking an internship: “Many organizations are starved for hardworking, smart interns. Showing you’re interested and that you have a good work ethic is sometimes enough to get you in the door, even if you don’t have any connections. You’d be surprised how many places just need an intern who is a good writer or a creative thinker. Once you’re in, think about how you can take initiative in a particular area or be creative about a task you’re given, so you can put your own imprint on it. You build a certain amount of entrepreneurialism. This shouldn’t be a problem for anyone coming from Bard.” Rachel Savain ’12, of Plantation, Florida, entered Bard CEP after earning an undergraduate degree in French studies, with a concentration in environmental studies, from Williams College. At Bard CEP she specialized in integrated waste and water management, which is photo Courtesy of Rachel Savain ’12

Rachel Savain ’12

earthquake. “My role was to independently collect and process all the data that we needed for the baseline studies, to see what we were going to measure results against,” Savain says. “This included identifying stakeholders, analyzing waste composition and generation, and familiarizing myself with water, waste, and infrastructure laws and policies.” She returned as a waste-management expert, meanwhile completing her master’s thesis, “Building Public-Private Partnerships: Integrating Informal Recyclers into Solid-Waste Management in Haiti.” Savain landed her internship by following her curiosity and her professional interests—inadvertently heeding Starodaj’s advice. “I sent WASTE a general internship inquiry without prior knowledge of any openings or their project in Haiti,” she says. “They responded with an interview request. My interview was challenging: the interviewer asked me to identify three personal weaknesses, instead of the usual one weakness we’re asked to share during interviews. After conducting an interview with me, the senior program manager conducted a Skype interview with five of my references. She explained to me later that it was extremely important to follow a thorough process because I would be working remotely with a number of colleagues well before a project office would be established in Haiti.” Working internationally without a central office was difficult. “Communicating with colleagues from around the world while adapting to the cultural and political landscape in a developing nation grads find internships key to success 9

was really a huge challenge of the job,” she says. “The most important skill I learned was effective cross-cultural communication.” When she completed the Bard CEP program in environmental policy, Savain worked in Haiti independently for six months. She was then hired directly by VNG International to manage all of their waste and water projects in the region. As their regional program coordinator, Savain manages the technical and financial aspects of the more than 15 projects in development. She has found her passion, noting, “Whatever I do in the future will involve sustainable development.” Her advice to students seeking a meaningful internship is simple: “Embrace and follow your innate curiosity.”

(NRDC); he collaborated with them again when he accepted a paid position with Environmental Advocates of New York. In that role, he led advocacy efforts related to global warming and energy policy; this included serving as a media spokesman on climate change and energy issues and conducting analysis on environmental policy and legislation introduced by New York State legislators. From there, he was hired at the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School, where he worked even more closely with NRDC staff. In January 2014, he joined the NRDC full time. Currently, Morris is the director of Eastern Energy at NRDC. “I coordinate NRDC’s program in the Eastern states related to the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants,” he says. “I also coordinate research and advocacy efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and utility business model reform

senior staff members at government agencies, ngos, and other organizations are open to meeting students. they want to support the next generation of policy experts and academics.

Jackson David Morris ’07

Jackson David Morris ’07, of Lexington, Kentucky, completed his undergraduate degree in sociology at Duke University. In the Bard CEP environmental policy program, he wrote a thesis on the uses of kenaf as a source of renewable energy. Kenaf, a member of the Malvaceae plant family (which includes cotton and cacao), can be used to make paper; more important, its oil can be used in biofuel production. Morris began a five-month internship at Environmental Advocates of New York in fall 2006. He worked in government affairs, advocating for effective environmental policies with members of the New York State Legislature, the governor’s office, and various state agencies. He also conducted research on New York’s implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a funding source for states to improve the quality of drinking water, protect aquatic habitats, and preserve water recreation areas. He believes that the reputation of the Bard CEP graduate program helped him secure a good internship. “Bard CEP is recognized as a strong program that prepares its students to hit the ground running with practical problem-solving approaches to a wide range of environmental policy issues,” Morris says. As an intern, he worked with staff members at the Natural Resources Defense Council

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initiatives in the region.” Morris enjoys his career and plans on continuing to seek out clean-energy options. “I want to do more of what I’m doing now—tackling climate change and clean-energy challenges and seeking creative solutions to drive additional progress in these areas,” he says. Regarding internships, Morris offers, “Be tenacious and try not to get discouraged in your search. Once you’re in a position, be flexible—that goes a long way toward leaving a good impression on the team you’re working with. For me, being self-motivated and outcome oriented was important because I had relatively limited hands-on guidance from my supervisors. Once I got a clear sense of a project’s core objectives, I ran with it, without having someone map out how to get there—that was an important skill to pick up and I still use it today. And, finally, don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.” Margaux Granat ’14, of Auburn, California, came to the Bard CEP climate science and policy program with a master’s degree in education (earth science) and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She also served with the Peace Corps in Armenia, promoting environmental justice and sustainable development through educational outreach and policy programs. In addition, she taught high school environmental science and was director of an environmental youthleadership program. As someone interested in gender issues and their relationship to development and environmental impacts, she attended the 2013 National Center for Science Education conference in Washington, D.C., where she heard a presentation by Lorena Aguilar, global senior

photo Courtesy of Jackson David Morris ’07

gender advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Founded in 1948, IUCN is the world’s first global environmental organization; it focuses on finding pragmatic solutions to environmental and development challenges, supporting scientific research and managing field projects around the globe. Intrigued by the lecture and interested in internship opportunities with IUCN, Granat approached Aguilar, who put her in touch with a staff member creating the first global Environment and Gender Index, which ranks 72 countries on initiative and policy related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. In June 2013, Granat was hired as a research and policy assistant, assigned to the index and also other climate change initiatives. Her

Margaux Granat ’14 (second from left)

internship informed her Bard CEP thesis, “Considering Gender Equity in Climate Change Finance Mechanisms,” and earned her a full-time position as a program officer in the Global Gender Office at IUCN. She specializes in sustainable development practices, providing technical analysis and support for capacity building. She is also cofacilitator of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance finance working group, and coordinates the Gender and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) work stream under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities initiative. Granat advises students that professional development and networking opportunities are the best way to land a good internship. “Go to conferences that include topics in your area of interest,” she suggests. “Professionals are easy to approach at a conference, after they have spoken on a panel or if they are at a reception or just milling around between sessions. Senior staff members at government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations are open to meeting students. They want to support the next generation of policy experts and academics, so this is a perfect opportunity to learn about cutting-edge products and ideas and to meet specific people.”

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Bard CEP students have held internships at the following organizations: Amazónicos por la Amazonía–AMPA (Peru) American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (New York City) Campanario Research Reserve (Costa Rica) Catskill Rail to Trail Conservancy (Kingston, New York) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia) Chinese Academy of Sciences Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (Nanjing, China) Conservation Law Foundation (Boston) Council on Competitiveness (Washington, D.C.) The Energy and Resources Institute (India) Environmental Advocates of New York (Albany, New York) Environmental Defense Fund (New York City) Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia) German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, D.C.) Instituto de la Naturaleza y la Sociedad (INSO) (Mexico) International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, D.C.) National Resources Defense Council (New York City) The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Virginia) New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (New York) New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Albany, New York) Ocean Acidification Research Center (Fairbanks, Alaska) Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Columbus, Ohio) Pace Energy and Climate Center (White Plains, New York) Riverkeeper, Inc. (Ossining, New York) Scenic Hudson (Poughkeepsie, New York) Sustainable Agriculture Production Programme (Malawi, Africa) United Nations Environment Programme (Nairobi, Kenya) University of Maryland Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology (Queenstown, Maryland) U.S. Agency for International Development (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, Wetlands Division (New York City) Woods Hole Research Center (Massachusetts) World Health Organization (Germany) World Resources Institute (Washington, D.C.)

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bard conservatory turns 10

making artists of musicians by Mikhail Horowitz Bard Conservatory alumni/ae, students, and faculty rehearse for the Bard Music Festival 2014. From left to right: Shawn Moore ’11, Scot Moore ’14, Rosemary Nelis ’16, Robert Martin, Julian Lampert ’15, Ferenc Farkas ’12, David Nagy ’13, and Renata Raková ’12.

Imagine yourself in a concert hall, listening to a violinist playing the Mendelssohn Concerto. Seated next to you is a physicist, who apprehends the sound traveling from the stage to his ears as a longitudinal wave. A few rows back is a professor of Italian history who, as she sits there entranced, is meditating on the violin’s emergence as a musical instrument in the vicinity of Milan in the 16th century. And a few rows behind the professor, a young divinity student is moved by the music to consider . . . well, divinity. Physics, history, theology, poetry, architecture (which Goethe described as “frozen music”)—knowledge of other disciplines need not distract from the mastery of music. On the contrary, this has been the guiding principle of The Bard College Conservatory of Music from day one: that a thorough grounding in another liberal arts discipline can only enhance and deepen musicians’ understanding of their art. To that end the Conservatory, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, has from the beginning offered a dual-degree program, in which all students pursue not only the traditional conservatory bachelor of music degree, but also, and simultaneously, a bachelor of arts degree in another field. What makes Bard’s program distinctive from other dual-degree programs in music is that the attainment of the second (nonmusical) degree is mandatory. “A liberal arts education will make a musician a better musician, adding refinement, discrimination, and imagination to technical prowess,” writes Robert Martin, director of the Bard Conservatory since its inception, in an essay titled “On the Education of Musicians: A Manifesto.” 12 bard conservatory turns 10

Martin speaks from personal experience: he has degrees in both cello performance and philosophy, and has made a practice throughout his career of letting those two disciplines inform one another. (Melvin Chen, the Conservatory’s associate director until he left to become deputy dean of the Yale School of Music in 2012, also has multiple degrees, in music, chemistry, and physics.) Judging from the under- and postgraduate experiences of Bard Conservatory students, the acquisition of knowledge in an extramusical field has made a salutary difference in their lives. Adrienn Kántor ’14, who earned a degree in German studies to go with her B.Music, is an eloquent case in point. “I became particularly interested in literature when I started learning Schubert’s variations on one of his songs, ‘Trockne Blumen,’ for flute and piano,” says Kántor, who appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra this past February as a soloist in Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto. “I knew enough German to read the text, and quickly realized that the poem’s atmosphere is very different from that of the virtuosic flute piece. So I looked at the rest of Die schöne Müllerin cycle, searching for hints and trying to understand the poems beyond a word-by-word translation. I enjoyed this ‘investigation’ very much, and also found useful working methods in my research that I could apply to practicing certain passages on the flute.” Along with the demonstrably successful dual-degree program, the Conservatory offers two graduate programs, in vocal arts and conducting. The former is directed by the internationally acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw; the latter is codirected by maestro Harold photo Karl Rabe

Farberman; Bard President Leon Botstein, music director and principal conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra; and James Bagwell, professor of music and director of The Collegiate Chorale. The Conservatory also awards Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowships, and the graduate programs offer workshops in such disciplines as acting, diction, Alexander Technique, composition, and music history and theory. A crucial component for the success of any would-be world-class institution of learning is the recruitment of world-class faculty. From the start, Martin, Chen, and Upshaw made use of their extensive contacts in the concert and academic worlds, and they decided very early to adopt the roster system for faculty—paying instructors by the hour for lessons given. The system, also employed by the Curtis Institute of Music and other prestigious academies, is eminently suited to musicians with busy schedules, whose availability can change in the time it takes to register a hemidemisemiquaver. The system, along with the respect and admiration throughout the music world for Martin, Chen, and Upshaw, has attracted the stellar musicians that the nascent Conservatory first sought. To list but a few: pianists Peter Serkin and Jeremy Denk, violinists Ida and Ani Kavafian, clarinetists David Krakauer and Laura Flax, cellists Sophie Shao and Peter Wiley, and hornists Julie Landsman and Jeffrey Lang. Plus, the Conservatory also draws on the talents of Bard’s Music Program faculty, including composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis and scholars Peter Laki and Christopher H. Gibbs. “I cherished my classes at Bard and my relationships with my wonderful professors,” says Allegra Chapman ’10, whose post-Bard career has been bustling. “Jeremy Denk, my piano teacher, had the greatest influence on me. The relationship of a music student and teacher is always a significant one because of the one-on-one interaction and guidance. Jeremy shaped how I understand music and helped me decide to ultimately pursue a career as a pianist.” Shawn Moore ’11, one of three brothers (along with Scot ’14 and Stanley ’16) who have honed their talents at the Conservatory, credits Martin, Ida Kavafian, and violinist Laurie Smukler for kindling what has become his abiding passion for playing in small ensembles. “The love of chamber music they instilled brought a new perspective to the way I thought about music in general,” says Moore, who now serves as Bard’s regional admission representative in Asia. “I began to think of music as more a way of life than simply a career or a job— a way to meet and know people, a way to express difficult emotions and a method of catharsis.” In its fledgling years, the Conservatory shared space with the Music Program, ensconced in the Edith C. Blum Institute as part of the Avery Arts Center complex. Thanks to the generosity of László Z. Bitó ’60 and his wife, Olivia Cariño, the Conservatory is now primarily housed in the light-filled, state-of-the-art Bitó Building. Cariño and Bitó, who was part of the cohort of Hungarian refugee students welcomed by Bard in 1956 and who holds the patent for the glaucoma drug Xalatan, have been integral to the Conservatory’s success in many other ways. They have offered scholarships for gifted Hungarian students to attend Bard; created a Hungarian Visiting Fellows Program;

and gone above and beyond to purchase a contrabassoon in Budapest and pay for its seat on a plane, so that bassoon student David Nagy ’13 would have something to play. The Conservatory attracts students from around the world. The current academic year includes 42 undergraduates from across the United States; 31 from Asia, with the largest contingent (27) coming from China; 12 from Eastern Europe; and two from Latin America. Of the 45 students in the graduate programs, Americans (28) dominate, with China and Hungary each represented by a quartet. Reflecting the strong international flavor of its student body, and in keeping with its stated mission—“to provide the best possible preparation for a person dedicated to a life immersed in the creation and performance of music”—the Conservatory has ventured beyond the Annandale campus. In May 2010, a fifth-birthday celebration brought the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for a program that won a favorable review from the New York Times. In June 2012, the Conservatory Orchestra embarked on an ambitious three-week tour of major concert venues in China and Taiwan. Buoyed by the success of that venture, the orchestra followed it up with a series of concerts in some of the most venerable and respected halls in Russia and Eastern Europe. There is one concert, however, that stands out from year to year as a truly indelible experience for both the young musicians and their audience. Since October 2010, the Conservatory Orchestra has performed annually at Eastern NY Correctional Facility in Napanoch, New York, a maximum-security prison; the concerts have proven to be a transformative event for students and inmates alike. At the initial program, Martin recalls, the students “played with intensity” and “the applause after each piece was thunderous.” When the concert ended, Botstein, who conducted the orchestra, took questions; Martin remembers one inmate asking, “Where would my children be able to hear this kind of music?” Years after her graduation, one of the violinists told Martin that the most satisfying concert experiences she had ever had were those prison performances. Many concerts, events, and projects are slated to help celebrate the Conservatory’s milestone year. Perhaps the most singular project is the brainchild of Benjamin Pesetsky ’11, who is composing “The Match March” to help raise funds to complete a matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Each donation will contribute to a piece of the composition, from a rest ($50) to a movement ($10,000); when all 50,000 notes and rests have been assigned, the Mellon grant money will have been matched. All donors will receive a recording of Pesetsky’s march performed by the Conservatory Orchestra. The tempo appears to be quickening for the Conservatory’s second decade. Plans are for the Conservatory Orchestra to embark on another international tour in 2016 to South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and China, including Hong Kong. Plus, the Conservatory will initiate semiannual U.S. tours of chamber music, performed by ensembles that feature faculty along with students and alumni/ae. “Most important,” says Martin, “we look forward to new students joining the ranks of those who have come before them, to enjoy the excitement of the combined study of music and the liberal arts.” making artists of musicians 13

25 years of conjunctions at bard

literature taking root by Benjamin Hale

Many literary journals come and go, stippling the hills like dandelions in season, flowering awhile, then drying up and blowing away. Sometimes, however, in very rare cases, a literary publication will take root and thrive, creating a strong, vibrant ecosystem of language and ideas. Conjunctions has fought and flourished for 33 years—the past 25 under the auspices of Bard College—revolutionizing the literary landscape in the process, and in the last 10 has received, among many other awards, more Pushcart Prizes in fiction than any other journal. Mary Caponegro ’78, codirector of Bard’s Program in Written Arts, says, “I feel a deep personal connection to Conjunctions, as it was one of the first literary magazines to publish my work, and it is the periodical I have always considered the most important in terms of its contribution to American letters. The magazine, under the brilliant stewardship of Bradford Morrow, has for decades been a home to literary stylists who prize formal innovation. To have such a home is particularly valuable in this era in which accessibility is often valued over difficulty and beauty.” Conjunctions was founded in 1981 by Morrow, who is still its editor, and the San Francisco Renaissance poet Kenneth Rexroth. It was intended as a monograph, not a periodical series, the purpose of which was a festschrift for the legendary New Directions publisher James Laughlin. Morrow sent letters to a number of renowned writers, inviting them to contribute work in honor of Laughlin, with no expectation of even reaching many of them. The response he got, however, was so overwhelming that he was encouraged to try another collection, then another, and so on. Conjunctions has now published 63 issues of feverishly imagined, impeccably realized fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, drama, translation, and interviews, as well as hybrid forms that cross-pollinate genres in critical, exhilarating ways. The magazine had various publishers—David Godine, Collier/Macmillan, initially Morrow himself —before Bard College became Conjunctions’ pub-


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lisher and partner. It was Robert Kelly, founding director of Bard’s Program in Written Arts and longtime contributing editor of Conjunctions, who suggested the union. Now, as then, Conjunctions publishes dangerous writing for fearless readers, focusing on provocative, risky work that plays deliberately with style and form, that is experimental but rigorously executed: that detonates controlled blasts. Most of the issues draw together disparate pieces that coincide around a central theme such as exile, obsession, impossible realism, family, fabulism, Caribbean writing, unpublished classics, and so on. This spring’s issue, Natural Causes, reinvents the genre of nature writing. The issue includes, among many others, Russell Banks, Lily Tuck, Michael Ives, and Martine Bellen ’78, as well as five previously untranslated poems by the great Austrian modernist Thomas Bernhard. Those interested in reading it all for themselves may subscribe at www.conjunctions.com, entering “RAPTOR” in the Comments box to have their subscriptions extended for an additional issue. At over 300 pages per issue, sustaining the journal’s quality is no small accomplishment. “The original idea behind a book-length journal,” explains Morrow, professor of literature at Bard, “was that after an era when so many literary mags were mimeographed, ephemeral—and honorably so, I should say—I wanted to go directly against the grain and put out a publication that wasn’t easily discarded.

committed to taking risks on new voices. Each issue contains work discovered from among the thousands of unsolicited manuscripts that are sent to the editorial office for consideration. “It’s extremely gratifying to discover a new writer and put his or her work in print for the first time,” Morrow says. That focus on emerging artists is why Conjunctions was one of the very first journals to publish game-changing authors like William T. Vollmann, David Foster Wallace, and Karen Russell. “Placing a story with Conjunctions felt like being beamed up into the spacecraft of my dreams,” says Russell. “It’s a translation into a mulitverse of stories and poems and essays and even weirder hybrid forms, the mutant menagerie of literary fiction. I read Conjunctions with Christmas pleasure, and I’m always excited to see who Brad has invited to the party. There is no reader and no editor out there whose taste is more exciting or surprising.” Russell’s work has appeared in several of Conjunctions’ biannual issues, which in 2014 began appearing as e-books as well as in print through a production and distribution partnership with Open Road Integrated Media. In addition, she has been published in Web Conjunctions, the free magazine of web-exclusive content, which features the work of a single author every week. Conjunctions’ website, which has just undergone a dynamic redesign, also features a vast and historic audio archive of readings, as well as select full texts from the print issues.

i believed the work was lasting and i wanted to present it in a form that was lasting. I believed the work was lasting and I wanted to present it in a form that was lasting. It also let me publish more of the work I loved.” Micaela Morrissette ’02, the magazine’s managing editor since 2010, adds, “The book-length design has to do with putting enough objects in orbit around the unifying theme of any given issue to generate an interesting gravitational field. It’s also about our mission to provide a home for long-form work, which shorter journals often can’t accommodate.” Michèle D. Dominy, dean of the College, observes that Conjunctions “has continued to sustain and enhance Bard’s reputation as a teaching home for distinguished international and domestic writers. It also signals to our students the value we place on their work as aspiring poets and fiction and nonfiction writers. Conjunctions continues to delight and surprise with the imaginative, timely, and conceptually rich themes that define each issue.” Over the years, Conjunctions has picked up an impressive coterie of associates. Contributing editors include Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Professor in Literature and Writing; John Ashbery, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature; Ann Lauterbach, David and Ruth Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature; William H. Gass; Brian Evenson; and Rick Moody. Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Coover, Peter Straub, and other monumental voices in contemporary literature have been regular contributors for decades. But Morrow, who won the 2007 PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing a literary journal, is equally

The new e-book line and the revitalized website are just two of several new initiatives that demonstrate how the magazine is always pushing forward. During the 25th Bard anniversary year, Conjunctions will expand to other cities the well-attended New York City readings it regularly holds, as well as continuing the Innovative Contemporary Fiction series, which Morrow directs and which brings cutting-edge authors to the Annandale campus to discuss their work with students face to face and to hold free public readings. On July 23, Conjunctions will join forces with SummerScape, Bard’s celebrated performance festival, to host a special reading in the Spiegeltent. Featuring Morrow, Michael Cunningham, and Francine Prose, the reading will include issue giveaways and other surprises, and ticketholders will have the opportunity to join the authors for a relaxed chat and book signing. As inventive and wide-ranging as Conjunctions’ various projects are, they all serve the same purpose: to bring the very best new writing to the largest possible audience. As Morrow has said, Conjunctions is “a living notebook”: a collective of writers and readers, a gathering of words and visions transmitting across pages and minds, across the remarkable span of 33 years, with more to come. Benjamin Hale, winner of the Bard Fiction Prize for 2012 for his debut novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, is a novelist based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is writer in residence at Bard.

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institute for writing and thinking

teaching with a swedish accent by Ray Peterson

An old adage refers to teachers and philosophers who send their students out into the world, only to have them return carrying lessons that sound and look remarkably different. But we speak a living language, we tell ourselves; habits and practices are bound to change; our ways of making meaning cannot help but evolve. In some ways this has been the story of Bard’s expanding Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT). Not only has the Institute increased the work it is doing on the domestic front—teachers from across the country come to IWT workshops and then bring writing practices back to their American college and secondary classrooms—but an even more remarkable and dramatic transformation has occurred abroad through Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) network, especially in dual-degree programs like the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), St. Petersburg State University, Russia (1999); Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in the West Bank (2009); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan (2010); and at Bard College Berlin (2011). However, one site where the Institute’s practices have taken root is a Bard connection of which many Bardians are unaware. The longest-standing link to Bard’s Institute for Writing and Thinking was forged in Sweden. The challenge for IWT Director Peg Peoples and International Coordinator Celia Bland (and before them, Director Teresa Vilardi) has been to encourage the dissemination of the Institute’s ideas while at the same time ensuring the quality of their application in the classroom. This is a difficult enough task for schools near the Bard campus, but when workshops are offered in different languages and on sites as distant as Abu Dis and Bishkek, the complications can only multiply. Meeting that challenge is also where Sweden stands out. One of the unusual circumstances about writing and thinking practices in Sweden is that they took root before the CCE connection. Bard has no partner institution there with which to coordinate training: no Smolny, no Al-Quds. Much of the credit for the Swedes’ enthusiasm goes, instead, to teachers who attended IWT’s first Stockholm workshops in 1989 and then took these practices back to their students at Stockholm University’s School of Education. Gunilla Molloy, Anna Berge, and Anita Clarhall were three of those teachers, supported by their school’s dean, Bengt Borjesson. After participating in the early workshops himself, Borjesson visited Bard and in 1992 persuaded 16 institute for writing and thinking

President Leon Botstein to come to Stockholm, where he addressed members of the university faculty. Berge and Clarhall were, in fact, trained at Bard, where they led weeklong IWT July workshops for American and international teachers. Once back in Stockholm, Molloy joined them in training their graduate students in IWT methods and later offered professional courses in many of Stockholm’s schools. When these teachers took the writing practices into their classrooms, the ideas percolated down through the larger Swedish student population. Molloy also published an important book in 1996, Reflective Reading and Writing, the first research of its kind in Scandinavia. The book, which reflects IWT ideas and methods, was very well received and used in all schools of education in Sweden. More recently Berge coauthored, with Per Blomqvist, Teaching to Write in Collaboration with Literary Texts (2012), which explains how two teachers, also using ideas from IWT, are working with students at the junior college level. The research for both of these works acknowledges the influence of Bard’s Institute. Molloy explains that she and her colleagues had previous contact with other American pedagogical networks, but found them a bit long on practice and short on theory. When they participated in their first IWT workshop, they sensed that they had found the balance they were looking for. After that first workshop, Molloy says, she began thinking differently about her own teaching and writing: “It dawned on me that I had no idea what my students actually thought about the texts that we read. It was especially the metacognitive writing at Bard that turned my teaching around, for the benefit of both my students and me as a teacher.” Since 1989, hundreds of Swedish teachers have used the Institute’s writing strategies to consider the connections between language and thought, and to weave in the metacognition (learners’ awareness of their own knowledge) of reflective practice. Because Sweden is a smaller country than the United States (with a population less than half that of New York State), writing practices are more easily coordinated. While educators in the United States still argue back and forth about the Common Core standards, Swedish teachers are not subject to these distractions. Both Anne-Louise Eriksson, who directs the Church of Sweden’s new Institute for Pastoral Education, and Maria Hedman Hvitfeldt, director of studies at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, have

IWT workshops on the Bard campus including Peg Peoples (top left photo, center) and Celia Bland (bottom right photo, right)

turned to IWT to inform their institutions’ approaches to writing and textual analysis. Hedman Hvitfeldt, who brought a dozen Swedish faculty colleagues to weeklong Bard IWT workshops last July, says she wanted to offer her students “a better understanding and insight of their own role in society as artists.” Tinna Joné, head of the Film and Media Department at the drama academy, said during the workshops that learning the IWT writing practices is important to her students because “we need to know the thoughts in their heads—and this communication is important, since the whole process of the film needs to be documented.” Added Ingela Josefson, a fellow faculty member at the drama academy, “Here at Bard I really feel we are able to deepen our understanding of how to teach our students.” Whether in the dramatic arts academy, Church of Sweden, or public schools and universities, IWT practices have taken on a Swedish cast. The workshops are taught in Swedish and use Swedish texts. Most significantly, these workshops are often led by associates who have themselves been trained by Swedes. It is, in other words, a country where writing and thinking has taken flight using its own wings. In many ways, Orwell would remind us, language becomes political in programs like IWT. In many of the countries where they are taught, Bard’s programs offer the only liberal arts approach to university study, and with that offering comes a much more radical demand for critical thinking and pedagogical change.

photos China Jorrin ’86

But students are asked to challenge more than the authority of their professors. The writing and thinking practices also invite them to challenge the authority of the texts that they read and of their own previously held ideas. Paul Connelly, IWT’s founding director from 1982 to 1998, was fond of saying that reading should be a contact sport, that the text should never go unquestioned. In English, he pointed out, embedded in the word “authority” is the word “author.” Writing and critical reading, Connelly argued, help us see that we can be the authors of our own positions in the world. He and his colleagues saw IWT as offering this use of language, and this use of language—whether English, Swedish, or Arabic—ultimately transforms the meanings and ways of thinking that our students bring into the world. If Peter Elbow, the compositional theorist who helped launch IWT nearly 30 years ago, were to look with Connelly at the international implications of IWT today, part of their reaction might be pleasant surprise. While the IWT of today wasn’t necessarily the kind of Institute they had imagined in 1981, and its boundary lines have shifted radically, it is still an Institute that puts language and thought at the forefront of change. Ray Peterson is former IWT director (1998–2001), founding principal of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan and BHSEC Newark, and consultant for ongoing BHSEC projects. teaching with a swedish accent 17

stephen shore

a look back through the lens by Luc Sante

New York City, 1964

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photos Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York

Noticing the young Stephen Shore’s interest in chemistry, a relative gave him a home darkroom kit for his sixth birthday, in 1953. Very soon he was developing and printing the family’s snapshots, as well as the pictures he took with his Brownie Hawkeye. Color photographs followed a couple of years later, with a Ricoh Rangefinder. The Shore family’s gift-giving instincts were on point—when Stephen was nine he unwrapped a copy of Walker Evans’s American Photographs, which further helped set him on his course. At 14, in 1962, he introduced himself to Edward Steichen, then photography curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and sold him three prints, and the following year began a long and fruitful relationship with Steichen’s successor, John Szarkowski. Not long after that, when he was not quite 18, Shore began visiting Andy Warhol’s Factory and photographing the scene and its denizens, a self-assigned project that lasted until 1968. The results appeared that year in the Warhol catalogue published by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Shore’s first major professional publication. Shore, Susan Weber Professor in the Arts and, since 1982, director of the Bard Photography Program, never attended college or graduate school, but you’d be inclined to give him a pass on the basis of “life experience”—even if you didn’t know the groundbreaking work he began in his mid-20s as a pioneer of modern color photography and a chronicler of the American landscape who extended the tradition of Timothy O’Sullivan, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand. And since then he has accomplished a great deal more besides, both as a photographer and as an acute analyst of the medium. Right now Shore is in the middle of his first retrospective, a protracted affair that began in Madrid this past fall and will pass through Arles, Turin, and Berlin before concluding in Amsterdam in mid-2016. Stateside viewers can partake via the sumptuous catalogue, published by Fundación Mapfre in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation, which probes into every corner of his activity. The timeline of the retrospective begins with seldom-seen blackand-white pictures from the early 1960s, including New York City street shots that not only display a wildly precocious originality but in at least one case forecast the treatment of space that would become one of Shore’s trademarks: expansive, open, often centered on a horizontally distended axis. By the late 1960s his interest in the American landscape was evident; a succession of conceptual projects culminated in 1971, when he made up a series of postcards of Amarillo, Texas—mundane views of random buildings topped by generic blue skies—which he distributed by surreptitiously inserting them into drugstore postcard racks. Although the project may have been a lark, very soon thereafter he started shooting Americana, from roadside displays to motel-room interiors to the remains of diner meals, with the same sort of affectless postcard approach. In 1973 he began using a 4-by-5 Crown Graphic view camera, then an 8-by-10. He took to the road that summer, crossing the country, documenting his daily activities in a journal that in its gratuitous rigor still bears the traces

of conceptual art. His photography, meanwhile, had advanced to the next level. The pictures Shore took beginning in 1973 remain his most widely known achievement. In them can be seen the synthesis of many contrasting elements: postcards and Walker Evans and Andy Warhol and conceptualism are all present somehow, as are the tradition of craftsmanship in large-format photography, an East Coast city kid’s fascination with the American scene, and—perhaps most striking—a full-throttle plunge into color. At the time, color was not considered respectable in art photography; only black-and-white could maintain the proper artistic reserve in a medium shared with millions of snapshot amateurs. Color was viewed as pandering to popular taste. William Eggleston’s groundbreaking color show at MoMA would not occur until 1976; Saul Leiter’s color work may have begun in the early 1950s but would not be generally known for several more decades. Shore explored color with the unleashed enthusiasm of someone landing on an unrecorded continent. It added an entire new dimension to the American landscape project. The large and complex available palette could reconfigure any composition: the dun of concrete, the yellow of lane dividers, the jazzy brightness of signs, the hard metallic finishes of 1970s cars. With color he could take on the toughest, most obdurate locations and make them sing. Since then he has taken on many challenges: desert scenes without sky or human presence, boulders, archeological sites, expansive New York City streetscapes in black and white. In 2002 he issued a quick series of print-on-demand collections, each with a particular theme or constraint: aerial views, flea-market offerings, statuary, train-window views, the chronicle of a single day. He recently made an inventory of Winslow, Arizona, that returns to his preoccupations of the 1970s but on a very large (20” x 24”) scale, and has devoted major projects to the Middle East and the Ukraine. Of the latter he says, “I was very aware that I’d never photographed anything that had a really strong emotional resonance. People have feelings about gas stations but not the way they have feelings about the Holocaust. I didn’t get drawn into this project for aesthetic or formal reasons, obviously, but if there has been a formal problem on my mind, it is how to take a picture of a subject matter that is so emotionally charged but not have the pictures be illustrations—and not let them rest on that emotion.” While a retrospective may sound final, in Shore’s case one senses that it is provisional. He continues to set so many challenges for himself that in another decade the tally may have to be substantially revised. Luc Sante, visiting professor of writing and photography, is the author of Low Life, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and The Other Paris, scheduled for publication by Farrar, Straus and Giroux this fall. He has received an Infinity Award in writing from the International Center of Photography, among other honors.

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West Third Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia, May 16, 1974

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California 177, Desert Center, California, December 8, 1976

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Mania Valdman’s House, Uman, Ukraine, July 22, 2012

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Winslow, Arizona, September 19, 2013

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On and Off Campus Welcome to Bard’s New Trustees

Curricular Innovations

Joining Bard College’s Board of Trustees are Andrew S. Gundlach and James A. von Klemperer. Gundlach is a portfolio manager at First Eagle Investment Management and a director of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, parent company of First Eagle. Gundlach received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; he also serves on the Andrew S. Gundlach Executive and Investment Committees of the American Academy in Berlin. He chairs the Investment Committee of Axa Art, the world’s largest global art insurance company, and cochairs the board of directors of Materia, Inc., a high-growth material science company. Von Klemperer is design principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. His work, which has received numerous American Institute of Architects awards, includes the Foley Square Courthouse in New York; slum transformation through the Accra Gamashie master plan in Ghana; and the master plan for Korea’s New James A. von Klemperer photo Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Songdo City, which received the first Green City Fox Associates Award from the Urban Land Institute. He received his B.A. from Harvard, was Charles Henry Fiske Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed his M.Arch. from Princeton. He serves on Princeton’s Alumni Council and the board of directors of the Skyscraper Museum.

The College Seminar and Modern Literacies this spring expand Bard’s reach into the liberal arts. College Seminar is a course about the “big questions,” according to Susan Merriam, associate dean of the College and associate professor of art history. College Seminar is driven partly by a desire to give sophomores and juniors an experience analogous to first-years’ Language and Thinking Program, First-Year Seminar, and Citizen Science. The seminar, whose theme is The Practice of Courage, is divided into four sections, each responding to the question “what is courage?” from a different disciplinary or conceptual perspective. Roger Berkowitz, associate professor of political studies and human rights, says all students read the same core texts (by Hannah Arendt, Paul Tillich, and Ralph Waldo Emerson) as well as readings specific to their course section, and attend three evening lectures by illustrious speakers in the fields of social justice, political science, and visual arts. Student fellows Zelda Bas ’16, Marisol Dothard ’17, Ying Huang ’17, Seth Sobottka ’15, and Bethany Zulick ’16 help organize the lectures. The College Seminar receives funding from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Gilder Foundation. Modern Literacy’s two courses—Data Visualization and Uncertainty and Variation—are designed to introduce students to modes of thinking that process and convey information in a world “increasingly governed by machines and systems that run according to a logic-driven code,” Berkowitz says. These ways of organizing and presenting information—including visual data analysis and the analysis of geographic or spatial information—constitute a new kind of literacy, adds Merriam. The visualization data course has students engage critically with reading and writing in a process that is part science, part graphic design, and part art, using pencil and paper, spreadsheets, software visualization toolkits, and students’ own programs. Uncertainty and Variation introduces the ideas of statistics and how they are used in politics, science, economics, and the media. Modern Literacy and College Seminar are seven-week courses, open to students from all disciplines.

Levy Economics Institute News

Minsky Conference on Reregulation The Levy Institute’s 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15 and 16. “Is Financing Reregulation Holding Back Finance for the Global Recovery?” will feature panels focusing on financial structure reform, the role of central banks, shadow banking, monetary and fiscal policy aimed at achieving sustainable growth and full employment, and systemic risk, among other issues. Invited speakers include U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.); James Bullard, president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Vítor Constâncio, vice president, European Central Bank; FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas M. Hoenig; U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs D. Nathan Sheets; Lakshman Achutan, cofounder and chief operations officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute; Paul McCulley, former chief economist, PIMCO; Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia University; Paul Tucker, senior fellow, Harvard Business School; Michael Greenberger, professor, School of Law, and director, Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland; Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times; Sam Fleming, U.S. economics editor, Financial Times; Daniel Alpert, managing partner, Westwood Capital, LLC; and Robert J. Barbera, codirector, Center for Financial Economics, Johns Hopkins University.

Levy Scholar Heads to Greece Rania Antonopoulos, senior scholar and director of the Gender Equality and the Economy program at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, has been appointed Greece’s deputy minister of labor and social solidarity. Antonopoulos, who also is visiting professor of economics at Bard, ran for parliament as an MP with the anti-austerity Syriza party, which won a majority in the general elections held January 25. A specialist in gender and macroeconomic policy, pro-poor development, and social protection, she has collaborated with the Labour Rania Antonopoulos Institute of the General Confederation of Greek photo Richard Renaldi Workers on a pilot public-service jobs program that was adopted by the Ministry of Labour and put into effect in 2012. Building on that experience, Antonopoulos led a team of researchers in developing a job-guarantee scheme that is at the center of Syriza’s program for restoring growth and boosting employment following six years of deep recession.

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Erik Kiviat ’76: Back to the Nature He Never Left The Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities has bestowed its Great Work Award, one of higher education’s most prestigious environmental honors, on Erik Kiviat ’76. Consortium Director Michelle Land described Kiviat as “legendary amongst Hudson Valley scientists and environmentalists as the gold standard for ethical research and the pursuit of environmental truth.” With more than 45 years’ experience as a wetland scientist, environmental researcher, and natural historian, Kiviat’s life work has been devoted to a deeper ecological understanding of the Hudson River watershed and the study of conservation biology. Although far from the end of his career, Kiviat acknowledges that, at 67, one could look at this accolade as a kind of lifetime achievement award. A central theme of Kiviat’s personal and professional interests has been the protection of rare plant and animal species. The Blanding’s turtle, timber rattlesnake, northern cricket frog, leopard frog, bog turtle, clam shrimp, goldenclub, eastern prickly pear, and other plants, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, and mammals owe much to his continued scientific dedication to their survival. The disappearance of natural habitats and biodiversity is an even more pressing issue now that large-scale urbanization, mining, and agriculture usurp protection. “We need those activities,” Kiviat asserts. “But they have an enormous impact on the environment. That impact can be lessened by careful management and production.” In an effort to shed light on such stewardship, Kiviat has authored or coauthored more than 80 publications, including the Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City (2013), and 200 technical assistance reports on wetland ecology, rare species conservation, habitat ecology, introduced species, and the Hudson River, among other environmental subjects. As cofounder and executive director of Hudsonia, Kiviat’s principal mission is environmental research, not activism. Founded in 1981, Hudsonia, housed at the Bard College Field Station, leads environmental research and provides technical assistance for the protection of the Hudson Valley region’s natural heritage. Hudsonia also educates and trains creators of environmental policy— such as advisory and planning boards, environmental and land-trust groups— to help navigate land-use decision making. For example, Hudsonia may help a town analyze and map its diversity of habitats—coniferous forest, upland meadows, wetlands, hardwood forest—and how to best protect, manage, and support certain kinds of species. Kiviat’s concept for the management of invasive nonnative weeds includes harvesting them for useful purposes, thus making room for other native birds and plant species. He also was one of the first researchers to examine the impact on plants and animals of hydraulic fracturing or fracking (in which fractures in underground rock are widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure, for extracting oil or natural gas). “My research grew out of my interest in

Welcoming Younger Students to Simon’s Rock Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College is planning the country’s first two-year college preparatory school. Modeled in part after the Bard High School Early Colleges (BHSEC), Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on Simon’s Rock’s campus, will welcome its first ninth-grade class in the fall of 2015. Upon completing the 10th grade, Academy students begin full-time college study at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, earning an associate of arts degree after two years and—as is the case for more than half the college’s students—a bachelor of arts degree after two more years. The Academy program will capitalize on the intellectual strengths of Simon’s Rock: seminar-style classes that offer authentic exchange among students; a curriculum that embraces clear writing as a means to and demonstration of clear thinking; a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry; and opportunities for sustained, independent research by students. “Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is a reflection

Erik Kiviat ’76 leads students on a tour of Tivoli Bays. photo Pete Mauney ’93, MFA ’00

how rare species are affected by human activities,” he says. “The biggest shale gas reserve—the Marcellus and Utica shale gas regions—extends beneath approximately 285,000 square kilometers of the Appalachian Basin. Fracking industrializes the landscape and has enormous impacts on plants and animals. It may be good for some, but bad for many.” In 2012, Kiviat collaborated with Jennifer Gillen ’13 on a paper, “Hydraulic Fracturing Threats to Species with Restricted Geographic Ranges in the Eastern United States.” Collaboration with students is not unusual for this intrepid scientist. Kiviat has taught at Bard since 1970, though never full time. He believes strongly in learning in—and from—the field. “If you want to become a good naturalist or field biologist,” he advises, “you have to spend a lot of time in brooks and other places outdoors, teaching yourself how to identify plant and animal species.” Kiviat’s distinguished career has inspired a generation of young scientists, ecologists, and environmentalists—helping to shape the contemporary conversation about how to properly care for our environment. Although he received a B.S. in natural sciences and mathematics from Bard, his M.A. in biology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and his Ph.D. in ecology from Union Institute and University, he sees himself as a mostly self-taught scientist. “I started learning field ecology at 9 years old,” he says. “I borrowed my parents’ binoculars and a field guide to birds, and I wandered around the woods.” Over his lifetime, Kiviat has not strayed far from his childhood inclinations. He still spends a good deal of time outdoors, immersed in nature, finding his way back to his true place. “I’ve never been seriously lost in my life,” he reflects. “I always fairly quickly find my way back to somewhere.” of the tremendous success experienced by the BHSECs, which, in turn, owe their existence to the achievements of Simon’s Rock,” says President Leon Botstein. “The addition of the ninth and tenth grades completes Simon’s Rock’s standing as the senior and flagship protagonist of the early college movement.” The Academy’s new dean is Ian Bickford, a Simon’s Rock graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree at Stanford University; and his doctorate at the City University of New York. “The traditional high school structure can be drawn out and wasteful, with the last two years devoted to students preparing for standardized testing, filling out college applications, and taking courses merely to enhance their admission prospects,” says Bickford, a former professor of English at Simon’s Rock and BSHEC Queens. “We’re looking for students who want to take control of their education, who are intellectually ambitious and curious, who feel frustrated at being told to wait; students who would be better served interacting with teachers who are experts in their fields.”

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Grants and Honors Faculty Receive Recognition National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded an Avant-Garde Masters Grant to Peggy Ahwesh, professor of film and electronic arts. The grant supports the laboratory-based preservation of four films by experimental filmmaker Julie Murray. Professor of History Myra Young Armstead has been named a Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence. The fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, gives access to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and other centers of the New York Public Library. During her six-month residency, Armstead will research progressive public history in Harlem. Paul Cadden-Zimansky, assistant professor of physics, has won a Cottrell College Science Award for “Quantum hall effects in hybrid graphene.” The two-year, $40,000 award, from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, aids basic research in the physical sciences and the work of academic scientists. Omar Cheta, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and historical studies, received the Malcolm H. Kerr Award for best doctoral dissertation from the Middle Eastern Studies Association. Cheta obtained his Ph.D. from New York University for “Rule of Merchants: The Practice of Commerce and Law in Late Ottoman Egypt, 1841–1876.” Distinguished Writer in Residence Teju Cole is the recipient of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction. The prizes for fiction, nonfiction, and drama are given through Yale University to bring attention to literary excellence and allow writers to focus on their work; each winner gets a $150,000 grant. Jennifer Cordi, associate professor of biology at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan, has received a 2014 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics from the Fund for the City of New York. The prize carries a $5,000 award for Cordi and $2,500 for the BHSEC Biology Program. The New York Foundation for the Arts has awarded 2014 Artists’ Fellowships to MFA faculty members Jace Clayton (music/sound) and Matvei Yankelevich (writing). Lauren Curtis, assistant professor of classics, has won the 2014 research prize for best unpublished Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Greek and Roman music from the International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and Its Cultural Heritage. Her dissertation, “On with the Dance: Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry,” explores the poetic and cultural significance of Greek songand-dance culture in Augustan Rome. Larry Fink, professor of photography, has won the 2015 Infinity Award for Art. Bestowed by the International Center of Photography, Infinity Awards are respected as a leading honor for excellence in photography. Neuroscientist Stephanie Kadison, a biology professor at BHSEC Queens, received a STEM Hero Award from the New York Academy of Sciences during the United Nations’ 69th Annual General Assembly. Kadison was recognized as an exceptional educator who inspires young people to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Other honorees at the inaugural STEM Hero Awards included Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor, the first lady of Malaysia, and Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda. Research Professor David Kettler is the recipient of an inaugural John Fekete Award from Trent University in Ontario for outstanding service to the institution’s faculty association and the academic profession. Bard MFA sculpture faculty Nancy Shaver has received the Art as Media Award, presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus as part of the Exceptional Merit in Media Awards (EMMAs). EMMAs honor journalists and radio, television, print, and Internet media outlets that educate the public about issues in women’s lives. SummerScape Funding from NEA The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Bard College $50,000 to support this year’s Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival (BMF). SummerScape—eight weeks of opera, theater, music, dance, and film

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from June 25 to August 16—receives $35,000 in the field of presentation and multidisciplinary work. Within SummerScape, the 26th annual BMF, celebrating the life, music, and cultural milieu of Mexican composer and conductor Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), is the recipient of $15,000 in the field of music. Bard Gets Grant for Global Partnership Bard College has been awarded a two-year, $174,623 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Education program to support its new Global Partnership Project: Connecting International, Regional, and Language Studies. Funding for the Global Partnership Project allows Bard to develop a new interdisciplinary major in global and international studies (GIS) and enhance opportunities for students to engage in Arabic and Russian language studies, as well as Middle Eastern and Eurasian studies. The project will also unite Bard undergraduates with students and faculty from Bard partner institutions in Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and the Palestinian Territories in virtual classrooms; expand study abroad offerings in the Middle East and Eurasia to include internship and civic engagement opportunities; and develop cocurricular activities that link the GIS Program, Middle Eastern and Eurasian studies, and Arabic and Russian language programs. Human Rights Internships The Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation has announced a gift to Bard College to create a student internship program that begins this summer. The Rosenberg internships will enable students to gain hands-on experience with nonprofits and other groups that focus on combating hatred, anti-Semitism, extremism, and xenophobia. In the context of violent religious and ethnic prejudice in Europe and elsewhere, the program will support work on the front lines of the struggle for human rights. Justus Rosenberg is professor emeritus and visiting professor of languages and literature. Road Salt Wins EPA Award for Bard CEP Students A grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase 1 Award Program is supporting a project by Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) graduate students. Their project, “The Integrated Use of Road Salt Management and Application Techniques,” competed nationally in the EPA P3 Program to win a Phase 1 Award for an innovative and sustainable design to help solve one of today’s complex environmental problems. Bard CEP students Dunja Drmac, Lauren Frisch, Rochelle March, and Justine Schwartz constituted the winning student team. The design proposal was crafted during the Science of Built Environments class led by Bard CEP faculty member Robyn L. Smyth. Support for Bard Early Colleges The Manhattan and Queens, New York, campuses of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) received $150,000 from the Charina Endowment Fund, to be distributed over three years, and $161,680 from the New York State Department of Education Smart Scholars Early College High School Program. The Smart Scholars program supports vigorous recruitment efforts by the BHSEC admission office, which draws students from underperforming schools across the city, and helps provide intensive academic support services that are vital for narrowing the achievement gap that separates the economically disadvantaged students from the less disadvantaged. Kit Ellenbogen ’52 and her son David made a gift to BHSEC Newark to institute a program entitled Preserving Democracy, which provides funds for guest lecturers and special field trips to augment the study of authoritarianism, the rise of Nazism, and the Holocaust. Ellenbogen feels strongly that students needed to be taught more about the lead-up to World War II and the circum-

stances that made the Nazi rise to power possible. Members of Ellenbogen’s family died during the Holocaust; she sees the program as a way to preserve their legacy, further the understanding of this period of history, and help to ensure that democratic values and governments remain strong. Her gift will fund a trip for 40 BHSEC Newark students this spring to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and already supported a trip for a number of BHSEC Newark students to participate in the Hannah Arendt Center’s October conference at Bard. Martha Olson, BHSEC dean of administration and Bard College dean of education initiatives, said, “Kit not only devised and supported this program but her visits to our classrooms have brought history alive to our students. Her generosity and the intellectual collaboration between alumni/ae and BHSEC faculty and students is what being a Bardian is all about.” BHSEC Newark received an award from Whole Kids Foundation and another from Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation to design and build a garden in the New Jersey campus’s courtyard. Through faculty-led projects, students develop planning and leadership skills and learn about food and water sustainability practices. Bard Early College Academy, which provides after-school, academic enrichment programs to middle school students from the Lower East Side of Manhattan on the BHSEC Manhattan campus, received $145,187 from the New York State Department of Education’s Extended School Day Program. Bard Early College in New Orleans obtained $5,000 in support from the Parkside Foundation, $12,000 from the Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, $12,000 from the GPOA Foundation, and $51,697 from Baptist Community Ministries. These grants support more than 100 New Orleans public school students who spend the second half of every school day as undergraduates of Bard College, completing the first year of a Bard education during the last two years of high school, tuition-free. Bard Tops Classroom List Undergraduates reported the highest satisfaction in classroom environment at Bard, according to the Princeton Review’s annual rankings. Using reviews from some 130,000 students at 379 top colleges nationwide, the result is announced in the Review’s Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Classroom experience is of paramount importance in college, the Review noted, saying, “The interpersonal relationship between teacher and students contributes to the learning process.” Bard also ranked high on the list of “Most Accessible Professors.”

Students and Alumni/ae Acknowledged Paul Chan MFA ’03 has been awarded the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize, which brings a $100,000 prize and an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Since receiving his M.F.A. in film/video, Chan has developed art ranging from sculpture and animated video to community-based performance. Bard in Berlin student Muhammad Osman Ali Chaudhry ’18 published Wisdom Salad, a debut collection of vignettes, poetry, and flash fiction, making him one of Pakistan’s youngest published writers. Charity Coleman MFA ’13 has won a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 2014 Artists’ Fellowship. For the past 29 years, NYFA has awarded unrestricted fellowships of $7,000 to artists at all stages of their professional careers who live and work in New York State. La Voz editor Mariel Fiori ’05 has been named an Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year by Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. (GET). GET promotes economic development in the Hudson Valley by supporting women, minorities, youth, and veterans in starting their own businesses. The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education selected Shweta Katti ’17 for the 2014 Youth Courage Awards, recognizing youth who have acted as change agents for universal education. Nine awardees were honored at a special Youth General Assembly, which was hosted alongside the UN General Assembly in New York. Katti, who studies psychology at Bard, was also named one of 25 women under 25 to watch by Newsweek magazine for her efforts to break the social stigma associated with Dalits, a subcaste once considered “untouchable” in India. Lisa Oppenheim MFA ’02 has won the 2014 Aimia/Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Photography Prize. Based in New York, Oppenheim was chosen by public vote (through AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com) to receive the prize of $50,000 Canadian and a six-week residency in Canada. National Geographic awarded Wilmary Rodriguez ’18 one of eight Nat Geo Mundo World Explorer awards, which provide full-scholarship, summer travel experiences with an emphasis on learning; Rodriguez traveled to Peru. Sociology major Dariel Vasquez ’17 is one of 24 students participating in the Fellowship Initiative, a multiyear program started by JPMorgan Chase & Co. that focuses on academic enrichment and leadership development through after-school and summer classes; coaching on college admissions; and a trip to South Africa to learn about leadership. Ojai-born, Los Angeles–based painter Mary Weatherford MFA ’06 has won the Artists’ Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award. Weatherford, whose novel use of neon light in her paintings was cited by the jury, will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

MacArthur Grant to Simon’s Rock Alum Simon’s Rock alumna Alison Bechdel, a cartoonist and graphic memoirist, has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship, widely known as the “genius” grant, comes with a no-stringsattached stipend of $625,000, paid out over five years. The grant allows recipients maximum freedom to follow their own creative visions. In 2014, the foundation recognized 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions. Bechdel—whose 2006 memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, debuted as a musical at the Public Theater in 2013—won the MacArthur for creating multilayered works that interweave words and images in complex narratives. The foundation wrote: “An impeccable observer and record keeper, Bechdel incorporates drawings of archival materials, such as diaries, letters, photographs, and news clippings, as well as a variety of literary references in deep reflections into her own past . . . With storytelling that is striking for its conceptual depth and complexity in structure as well as for the deft use of allusion and reference, Bechdel is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form.” Bechdel’s other works include a long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), which realistically depicts the lives of women in the lesbian community, and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (2012), an intricate meditation on her relationship with her emotionally distant mother, as seen through the lens of current psychoanalytic theory.

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Rob Gorton ’81: Sounding Off at the Met A combination of the sacred and the profane is how sound engineer and designer Rob Gorton ’81 describes an average 18-hour day during the busy season at one of the most famous opera houses in the world, New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. The sacred part he considers to be relatively orthodox tasks—such as ensuring that on-stage TV and audio monitors work, so singers can see the conductor and hear the orchestra—while the so-called profane, or unorthodox, has him creating the sound of a guillotine beheading nuns in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites or the noise of a witch being stuffed into an oven that subsequently explodes, in Hansel and Gretel. Gorton loves solving such conundrums and, as a lifelong opera lover, considers he has the best job in the world. “Part of what’s great is that there is no such thing as a typical day,” he says. “I’m an interesting combination of codified work rules—I’m technically a stagehand—but at the same time I get to work on creative things, and they all overlap.” For 30 weeks out of the year, during peak months, the Met’s repertory rotates, with three or four productions weekly. “Due to the nature of opera, you never have a rehearsal in the afternoon and hear that same opera at night,” says Gorton. “Singers require three to four nights off. Today, for example, I just came off an orchestra rehearsal for La Traviata, next I’m checking sound effects for a new production of Bluebeard’s Castle [which opened in January], and then I’ve got to change a sound effect in Hansel and Gretel. So I’m never bored.” On any given day, he says, “We’ll have a rehearsal for one production from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., then that production goes away and we set up and run the evening show. Then most of us go home and the night crew comes in, dismantles that set, and brings up the one for rehearsal the next day.” Sound design has a lot to do with audience expectations, Gorton says. People have preconceived notions, based on what they’ve heard in film and theater, which also influence opera. Designers can instantaneously shape sounds on the computer in a way not possible until 15 years ago. But the conductor still has the last word. “There are some very solicitous collaborations between sound designers and conductors,” he says. “Some don’t want sound effects, others do, but it’s their version of the score they want. I’ve been fortunate in that some—especially younger—conductors are completely into what we can do, but it’s like having a new boss every time.” While sound design has changed enormously since Gorton started out in the ’80s (when he spent hours splicing tape with a razor), there are still limitations. “Wonderfully complex soundscapes are not part of what we do,” he says. “It’s tricky, because you’re coexisting with the composer, often doubling over what he’s done. I’m tempted to say the basic model hasn’t changed much. If

it’s done right, it’s not a surprise; it’s not flashy, and has nothing to do with amplifying the voice. There’s a quote I’m known for: ‘The Met does not amplify.’ It would break the tacit agreement with the audience that they’re watching live theater, and it needs to be believable.” Gorton admits he’s a traditionalist: “I’m amazed how many people think we amplify all the singers because ‘that’s what you do,’ but we do not. Steve Blier, a brilliant musician, vocal coach, and artistic director of the New York Festival of Song, said part of the Rob Gorton ’81. photo Sarah Gorton power of opera is that it is a heroic struggle between two flaps of skin and a giant orchestra, and that is so true.” Gorton cites a text about Shakespeare’s plays by British sound designer David Collison. “He describes with such passion and love the sounds he created through mechanical means in the early ’60s, using none of the tools we have now,” says Gorton. “I used to read that to students and say, ‘This is what sound design is all about; all he had was his imagination and the script.’” When his parents bought a hi-fi, Gorton heard opera for the first time: “It was amazing to me. I was a weird little 5-year-old boy listening to Faust.” He came to Bard, where he studied art history with a psychology minor. However, he ended up hanging out at the theater. The late Natalie Lunn, technical director of what was then the Drama/Dance Department, was a major influence. He started working in sound, and became part of the AV crew for Bard concerts. He left Bard in 1979 to join the National Lampoon tour, doing both lighting and sound, but kept returning. “Natalie had me coming back to do shows. Bill Driver [then Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Flint Professor of Drama] and Natalie were the first people to take me seriously as an adult and creative collaborator.” (Gorton has been involved recently with the Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award; to donate, go to annandaleonline.org/natfund.) A position as sound engineer at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, followed. Then came jobs in New York City—on Hal Prince’s Play Memory and other Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Later, he taught sound design at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, became a sound supervisor and taught sound at Yale School of Drama, and was touring sound engineer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. He joined the Met in 1998. “I’m very happy to be supporting what I love, with an occasional shot at changing the world.” he says. “But for the most part, I’ve settled for trying to keep opera alive as an art form.”

“Full-Voiced” Story Writer Wins Bard Prize

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Laura van den Berg has won the annual Bard Fiction Prize for 2015 for her book The Isle of Youth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), a collection of stories exploring the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. The Bard Fiction Prize judges wrote: “Laura van den Berg’s stories are at once subtle and in extremis, as if the author were able to pressure-cook scenarios in which strangeness becomes uncomfortably familiar. . . . This is a writer who has emerged on the literary scene full-voiced, and ready to knock down some walls.” Van den Berg, who was raised in Florida and earned an M.F.A. at Emerson College, says she is “stunned” with the “exceptionally rare gift” of the fiction prize. She won an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize, and has published the story collection What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us as well as The Isle of Youth, which won a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and other honors. Her first novel, Find Me, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux this year. Established in 2001 by Bard College to encourage and support promising young fiction writers, the prize consists of a $30,000 award and appointment as writer in residence for one semester. Van den Berg’s residency this semester includes meeting informally with students and giving a public reading.

LUMA Theater Debuts Bard celebrated the naming of the LUMA Theater at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry. The dedication ceremony recognized a substantial donation from the LUMA Foundation to support Bard’s programs across the curriculum. President Leon Botstein, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Fisher Center Jeanne Donovan Fisher, and LUMA Foundation President Maja Hoffmann, also a Bard trustee, addressed the crowd. The November event featured a special performance of a new music/theater work developed by composer, writer, and performer Amanda Palmer in collaboration with current and former Bard students and coproduced with Live Arts Bard. “We are deeply grateful to have the patronage of such a distinguished philanthropic organization, both to the College and the Center for Curatorial Studies,” said Botstein. “We look forward to working closely with the LUMA Foundation on its many path-breaking projects around the world.” Coinciding with the LUMA Theater dedication, a major international symposium, “The Future Curatorial What Not and Study What? Conundrum,” at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard (CCS Bard) addressed the future of curatorial research and exhibitions. The symposium was organized by the LUMA Foundation and CCS Bard, in partnership with Valand Art Academy, University of Gothenburg; Afterall Books: Exhibition Histories and Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London; and de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam. The four-day event convened art practitioners and commentators from around the world to consider these central questions: What are the futures of curatorial education, curatorial research, and exhibition studies? How will these parallel futures affect curatorial and artistic practice? What kinds of institutions are needed to make these futures possible? The symposium was held in a specially commissioned room in the Hessel Museum of Art designed by architects Pedro&Juana along with Montserrat Albores Gleason CCS ’08 (see Fall 2014 Bardian) as part of the exhibition Hotel Palenque is not in Yucatán, curated by Albores. More than 150 participants, including students, curators, artists, and the general public, attended each day. Video of the symposium is available at www.bard.edu/ccs. Botstein also noted at the dedication that the naming of the theater highlights “another point of connection between the LUMA Foundation and Bard College—our work with Frank Gehry.” The international symposium was part of an ongoing CCS Bard–LUMA Foundation collaboration on a new cultural program in Arles, France. This project, located in former railway yards, includes a major new building designed by Gehry and the renovation of industrial buildings on the Parc des Ateliers. Together with a core group of advisers (CCS Bard

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Executive Director Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Beatrix Ruf), Hoffmann has charged Bard College with developing the educational component of the program, which will include research, artistic productions, exhibitions, and archives. “Education in all its forms is at the heart of our activities at the LUMA Foundation, whether in the arts, human rights, or the environment,” said Hoffmann. “We are proud to partner with Bard College, which has proved to be a center for innovation and experimentation with an international focus, from early colleges for adolescents to its esteemed graduate programs. Our focus together will encompass the Mediterranean basin, which is particularly interesting in view of our upcoming LUMA Arles Art and Research Center in Arles, France.” The LUMA Theater seats approximately 200 people and hosts student performances as well as professionals developing new performances across disciplines. The theater’s flexible design allows the space to be reconfigured for a number of theatrical and musical needs—including in-the-round, thrust, and proscenium seating—making it an ideal teaching and performance facility. The LUMA Foundation’s gift continues a number of initiatives and collaborations organized jointly by the LUMA Foundation and Bard College, including the commission of Olafur Eliasson’s The parliament of reality (2008), a major permanent outdoor installation on Bard’s campus near the entrance to the Fisher Center, created for Bard College.

Spring in the LAB

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Live Arts Bard (LAB) and the Fisher Center presented a stellar roster of spring performances. On April 3, LAB featured Professor in the Arts Neil Gaiman in conversation with legendary experimental musician, composer, artist, and curator Laurie Anderson; together on the Sosnoff Theater stage they discussed fiction vs. autobiography and other topics. The conversation was the third in this ongoing series in which author Gaiman discusses the creative process with another artist. Internationally acclaimed musical and multimedia performance artist Cynthia Hopkins performed her newest music/theater work, A Living Documentary, in the Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater in February. In Hopkins’s one-woman show, the artist played herself along with a cast of other multifarious characters. Hopkins intertwined her own musical compositions with musical comedy, documentary, and fiction to create a humorous portrait of an artist’s life in 21st-century New York City. The event was copresented by the New York Live Arts–Bard College Dance Program partnership.

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Happenings at the Center for Curatorial Studies CCS Bard Taps Irmas Award Winners The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) has awarded Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. Tohme is an independent curator and founder/director of Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts. Founded in Beirut in 1993, Ashkal Alwan is committed to the production and circulation of contemporary artistic and intellectual practices. In 2011, Ashkal Alwan launched Home Workspace, an annual tuition-free, artstudy program. Tohme received a Prince Claus Award in 2006 for her contribution to the development of critical culture in Lebanon and beyond. Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and Christine Tohme gallery director who, over the past four decades, photo Houssam Mchaiemch, courtesy of Ashkal Alwan has created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity. In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion, and preservation of artist’s books, temporary installation, and performance art, as well as online works. She has won Bessie and Obie awards, National Endowment for the Arts and other fellowships, and a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts. “We are delighted that two extraordinary pioneers from very different parts of the globe have been selected for this year’s award,” says Tom Eccles, executive director of CCS Bard. “Both Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson represent the dedication, persistence, and vision that every young curator should aspire to. Each Martha Wilson in her own way has been a transformative fig- photo Christopher Milne ure, often working in challenging environments and under difficult conditions.” Presented at a gala celebration in April in New York City, the award was designed by artist Lawrence Weiner and comes with the Audrey Irmas Prize of $25,000, split between the recipients. Works of Art Given to CCS Bard New York art collectors Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg have donated almost 200 contemporary artworks to CCS Bard. The works, which span the past 15 years, include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and sound works by some 90 artists, including Ricci Albenda, Phil Collins, Anne Collier, Martin Creed, Aaron Curry, Moyra Davey, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Michael Krebber, Gedi Sibony, Henry Taylor, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Sue Williams, among many others. The Eisenbergs have long been involved with CCS Bard and for the past eight years have supported the annual graduate-student exhibitions held each spring. In 2010, their collection was exhibited at the Hessel Museum of Art in At Home/Not At Home, curated by Matthew Higgs. Many of the artists shown in that exhibition are represented in the new gift, which is valued at approximately $2 million. “The Eisenbergs have been an integral and important part of the life of CCS Bard for many years,” says Eccles. “Their passion for art is equally matched by their commitment to education and supporting future generations of both artists and curators. This remarkable gift provides the greatest resource of all

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Martin Creed, Work No. 223, Three metronomes, beating time, one quickly, one slowly, and one neither quickly nor slowly, 1999. photo Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

for young curators—that of being able to work directly with primary artworks. Having seen firsthand almost every student-curated exhibition of the past 15 years, Marty has carefully selected the works in this gift with our graduate students in mind.” Martin Eisenberg, a member of the CCS Bard Board of Governors since 2003, says, “Rebecca and I have been strongly committed to the school of curatorial studies at Bard for over 15 years. This gift is a way of showing our appreciation for all of the accomplishments achieved by both the students and our wonderful faculty. Our students are changing the landscape of contemporary art throughout the world. We hope that our gift can inspire other supporters to become involved with this adventurous program in the years to come.” Haring Fellow Named Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk is the recipient of the first Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism. Made possible through a five-year grant from the Keith Haring Foundation, the annual cross-disciplinary, visiting fellowship allows a scholar, activist, or artist to teach and conduct research at both CCS Bard and Bard’s Human Rights Project (HRP). The grant allows the recipient to investigate the role of art as a catalyst for social change and present his/her original research at an annual lecture linking the CCS Bard and HRP programs. Van Heeswijk’s one-year appointment began in September; she delivers the inaugural Keith Haring Lecture in Art and Activism this spring at Bard. The lecture will be published and widely distributed among universities and colleges internationally. Van Heeswijk is a visual artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic public spaces in order to “radicalize the local.” She embeds herself as an active citizen in communities, often working for years at a time. These long-scale projects, which have occurred in many different countries, transcend the traditional boundaries of art in duration, space, and media, and questions art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, meetings, discussions, and other Jeanne van Heeswijk forms of organizing and pedagogy. Inspired by photo Press to Exit a particular current event, cultural context, or social problem, she involves neighbors and community members in the planning and realization of a given project.

Dena Seidel ’88: Filming from Antarctica to the Atlantic The year 2015 is proving to be the most professionally and artistically fulfilling of Dena (Katzen) Seidel ’88’s long career as an innovative educator and awardwinning documentary filmmaker. In the fall, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University starts admitting students into its new bachelor of fine arts program in digital filmmaking. It began as a curriculum proposal designed by Seidel, director of the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, and it’s what she’s proudest of professionally—along with starting Rutgers University’s digital filmmaking certificate program and the university’s professional documentary office. “My identity is as an innovative educator,” she says. “I design the curriculum, teach, and work to get grants to make collaborative films with my students. This interdisciplinary model has enabled us to send students all over the world making character-driven, nonfiction films.” What she’s proudest of artistically is Antarctic Edge: 70˚ South, a featurelength documentary supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Seidel and oceanographer Oscar Schofield. Antarctic Edge was two years in the making and began with a six-week film shoot in Antarctica directed by Seidel and featuring Schofield’s research. She and former student Steve Holloway spent one-and-a-half years shaping over 400 hours of footage with 14 of her current undergraduate film students. It was the most challenging and ambitious documentary of her career. “There was so much to learn,” she says. “I had to work closely with the scientists and then with my nonscience-trained students and staff to shape the film into a compelling narrative that was also scientifically accurate.” The film’s theatrical release this spring starts at the Quad Cinema in New York City. Other recent documentaries Seidel and her students have produced include Generation at Risk: Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity and The War After, about veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, they completed the feature-length Atlantic Crossing: A Robot’s Daring Mission, about the Rutgers-led voyage of the first autonomous robotic glider to cross the Atlantic. The film won numerous film festival awards and aired hundreds of times on PBS stations across the country. Other film subjects have included Rutgers engineering students rebuilding a water purification system in rural Thailand, and young women seeking advice from famous female leaders. All the topics reflect Seidel’s own passions. “I’m interested in a filmmaking model that attracts young artists interested in engaging with science, humanities, and social sciences research, as well as those from underrepresented and underserved groups,” she says. She has presented her educational model at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, UCLA, and Bard in a series of talks in which she emphasizes “the importance of developing creative partnerships between filmmakers, scientists, and researchers in the making of artistic film narratives.” Such achievements represent the culmination of what Seidel learned at Bard while studying for her bachelor’s degree in film. “I studied under Peter Hutton, John Pruitt, and Adolfas Mekas,” she says. “The Film Department was experimental and unconventional and certainly pushed boundaries, but it was male dominated back then and I didn’t have role models.” At the same time, Bard pushed her to think outside the box and provided an environment in which she was encouraged to connect ideas across disciplines. “What I’ve achieved I think is in large part because of the intellectual training I received at Bard,” she says. “The atmosphere was one of constant dialogue and debate.” It’s an approach she takes with her own students. “I encourage them to mix and explore film languages, collaborate across disciplines, take risks as they develop their own artistic style. I developed that sensibility at Bard, where there really were no silos. While studying film, I took classes in anthropology, music, economics, and poetry, while dancing in performances. At Bard, that was completely normal.”

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Pre-Bard, Seidel left home at 17 to travel solo to Europe, Yugoslavia, Israel, and Egypt. “I needed to see the world,” she says. “I had a hunger to know what it meant to be human. I grew up with little family structure. My parents were really wild, unconventional artists. I knew most people didn’t live like us.” That desire for human understanding later led her to pursue an M.A. in anthropology at Hunter College; during that time she spent a month in Papua, New Guinea, which showed her “how varied the human experience can be.” After Bard, Seidel worked as assistant editor in a postproduction house on films for National Geographic and other national broadcasters, a job she got largely because of previous summers’ internships. She moved on to edit, write, and coproduce two-hour specials for the Discovery Channel, as well as documentaries for PBS, HBO, and ABC, among others. Along the way, she garnered numerous professional awards, including a New York Emmy and a New York Festivals Award for best editing. Marriage (to Douglas Seidel ’84), three kids, and a move from Brooklyn to New Jersey followed; while home with small kids, she wrote and published short stories. In 2007, she learned that the Rutgers English Department was looking for a full-time teacher to develop innovative filmmaking classes. She got the position, even though she’d never taught before. Her assignment: to develop a “filmmaking as creative writing” curriculum using digital cameras as writing instruments. “Teaching made me a better filmmaker, because I had to figure out how to articulate what I intrinsically knew as an artist, writer, and storyteller,” she says. After the making of Atlantic Crossing, other Rutgers researchers came up with ideas for documentaries, providing Seidel and her students with access to incredible stories. So far, Seidel has sent student filmmakers to Rome, Zambia, Thailand, Brazil, Spain, Virgin Islands, Alabama, and Nashville. Cognitive scientists at Rutgers became interested in what Seidel was doing and asked her if she wanted to formalize the process and get research support. Seidel is adamant about finding new ways to engage film students in science- and research-based art projects. “I have seen the power of ‘intersections’ to inspire innovation—opportunities for people with varied training and skills to come together with a common creative goal,” she says. “The power of collaborative filmmaking connects people, breaks down barriers, and allows for the making of something truly new. I hit walls all the time, but luckily I’ve been given the support at Rutgers to create a space of intersections that I felt was the norm at Bard.”

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Brandon Weber ’97 and Mackie Siebens ’12: Bard College Fund “I think most Bardians have a deep connection to the institution and consider their years at Bard formative. It is also an unconventional place with many graduates finding themselves on unconventional career paths,” says Brandon Weber ’97. “We need to encourage that kind of education and that kind of intellectual curiosity.” Weber and Mackie Siebens ’12 were recently appointed alumni/ae cochairs of the Bard College Fund—the new campaign born from a combination of three previously separate fund-raising efforts: the Annual Fund, Alumni/ae Fund, and Parents Fund. Distributions from the fund are used for such programs as financial aid and scholarships, student services, athletics and wellness, classroom equipment, and library and information services. Donors can earmark money for a specific program or make general donations to the fund. “We realized that, now that we have alumni/ae who are parents—and grandparents— of Bardians, many of our donor groups have crossover interests, but the common commitment is to the overall financial health of the College. The fund signals that we all have a common purpose,” says Sasha Boak-Kelly, director of the Bard College Fund, who adds, “Brandon and Mackie are committed to Bard and to its future, and both of them are eager to work with the entire Bard community to increase support for the College.” Weber is director of research and one of the founders of Signpost Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund in New York City. He made his first donation to Bard in 2002, after he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and started working at Ziff Brothers Investments. Weber has served on the Bard– St. Stephen’s (now Bard College) Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors since 2007 and is currently vice president. He has been actively involved with the Development Committee since he was first named to the board. He says, “I had planned on giving to Bard since I was an undergraduate. Once I was gainfully employed, I acted on that decision. Bard has a commitment to student financial aid that rivals any peer institution, and so it is true that most students, myself included, could only attend due to the College’s generosity and the generosity of others. It is vital that everyone extend that generosity to the next generation of Bardians.” Siebens was an American studies major who now is studio manager for women’s fashion designer Lyn Devon in New York City. Once she started working, Siebens joined the alumni/ae association’s board of governors at the invitation of then president Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95, and she also began donating to the College.

Brandon Weber ’97 and Mackie Siebens ’12. photo Kye Ehrlich ’13

Weber and Siebens have a common goal of increasing the giving rate of alumni/ae. Says Siebens, “I am confident that if we can get young alumni/ae to donate, regardless of the dollar amount collected, we will at least start a habit of alumni/ae giving back to Bard. If participation rates from our graduates improve, donations from other sources may increase also.” Adds Weber, “We want to increase participation by building a peer-to-peer network. Bard has a fairly low participation rate by the standards of most institutions, so we hope to double participation. The Alumni/ae Affairs Office can only send so many pleas for donations. Our goal is to seek support directly from our peers, and down the road, have those peers asking others.” Siebens was the head of the student government association at Bard. “In that role I was able to attend Bard Board of Trustees meetings, talk to the board members about students’ concerns, and hear about the College’s plans,” she says. “This insight made me even more determined to participate. Bard is pushing the boundaries of higher education—more so than most education institutions in the United States and around the world. I am so proud of the Bard Prison Initiative and the Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative, both of which were started by students on the Annandale campus. These projects show that Bard teaches students how to apply their skills to problems and concerns beyond their own lives. This is the true value of an education.”

BHSEC Principal at White House

Valerie Thomson ’85. photo Miles J. Thomson

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Valeri Thomson ’85, principal of Bard College Early High School (BHSEC) Queens, attended an education conference at the White House that focused on expanded access to higher education, especially for underrepresented populations. The College Opportunity Day of Action summit involved 400 educators and other guests from around the country discussing improvements for schools such as improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and increasing the number of counselors who advise high school students about college options. “It was an honor to represent the BHSEC schools in Washington,” Thomson says. “I heard our president’s message: all children in America should have an equal opportunity to receive an excellent education, despite their income level and despite the difficulties they have faced in their home lives.” President Barack Obama told the group, “The reason we’re here is because we understand that, although our universities are doing unbelievable work and are still the envy of the world, for a lot of working families, for a lot of middle-class kids, for a lot of folks who are trying to join that middle class, higher education increasingly feels out of reach.” Thomson says, “The president urged us to look at the data from educational institutions that have proven that they can change trajectories in the lives of students who may be underestimating their own abilities. He asked us to look at institutions that have made a difference and replicate those models.” BHSEC is among the models that Obama has pointed to in the past. The college opportunity summit is the venue that Troy Simon ’16 from Bard Posse New Orleans 1 attended in January 2014 (see Spring 2014 Bardian).

Bard Graduate Center Honors and Exhibition Iris Awards The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) has announced the recipients of the 19th annual Iris Foundation Awards. The honoree for Outstanding Patron Award is Barbro S. Osher, chair of the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, which supports Swedish-related cultural and educational projects in North America and Sweden. Deedee Wigmore, president of D. Wigmore Fine Art, is the recipient of the Outstanding Dealer Award. Sir Mark Jones, master of St. Cross College, University of Oxford, has garnered the Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship. Nicholas Thomas, professor of historical anthropology and director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, is the designated Outstanding Mid-Career Scholar. The Iris Foundation Awards were presented at a luncheon at the Colony Club in New York City on April 22. Catalogue Earns Prestigious Prize Susan Weber, founder and director of BGC and Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts, is the recipient of the 2015 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award from the College Art Association (CAA) for the catalogue William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press, 2013). Given for an “especially distinguished catalogue in the history of art” published under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection, the award was established in 1980 in honor of Barr, founding director of the Museum of Modern Art and a scholar of early 20th-century painting. It was presented to Weber during the CAA convocation in Manhattan in February. Weber’s catalogue accompanied the first major exhibition, on view at the BGC in 2013–14, to examine the life and career of William Kent, one of the most influential designers in 18th-century Britain. Visitors viewed Kent’s elaborate drawings for architecture, gardens, and sculpture, along with his furniture, silver, and illustrated books. Organized by the BGC in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, the exhibition was curated by Weber and Julius Bryant of the V&A.

Whalebone stays, France, c. 1740–60. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, départment Mode et Textile, Paris. Articulated pannier with hoops, France, c. 1770. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, dépôt du Musée de Cluny—Musée national du Moyen Âge. photo Patricia Canino

Fashion on Display On view in the BGC main gallery April 3 through July 26 is Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette. Having received high acclaim at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2013, the exhibition explores the history of what has long been “behind the scenes” in clothing and fashion—far beyond the corset that is the best-known device for shaping the figure—and presents the many devices and materials that women and men have used to alter natural body forms from the 17th century to today, including panniers, corsets, crinolines, bustles, stomach belts, girdles, and push-up brassieres. Curated by Denis Bruna, curator of pre-19th-century fashion and textile collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and professor at the École du Louvre, it draws heavily on the Paris museum’s unrivaled costume collection.

Danner and Farah Discuss Art A lively conversation about writing, art, memory, and political exigencies took place on campus between two old friends: Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature, and Mark Danner, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities. The discussion centered on Farah’s acclaimed new novel, Hiding in Plain Sight, which is about a woman trying to come to the aid of her family in conflict-ridden Nairobi. Danner and Farah talked about literary devices that Farah uses in the novel—for example, a vivid dream that foreshadows the tragic death of the heroine’s brother—and the book’s connection with real life: after he wrote the first draft, Farah’s favorite sister was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, by a Taliban bombing in a restaurant in January 2014. “The world is connected in a much deeper way than we tend to acknowledge,” Farah told the audience at the talk, which was sponsored by the Human Rights Project. Danner noted that the book’s arc, from “destruction of the family” to “recombination and reconstruction of a family,” led him to see Hiding in Plain Sight as “an extremely optimistic book.” Farah, a Somali native who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and at Bard, won a lifetime achievement honor from the South African Literary Awards in 2014 and also has garnered the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Danner’s writings center on politics and foreign

Nuruddin Farah (left) and Mark Danner. photo Karl Rabe

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Civic Engagement Endeavors Am I Charlie?? A recent Center for Civic Engagement event focused on terrorism and free speech. “Je Suis Charlie??” was a roundtable discussion in February that brought attention to concerns raised by the January murders at the Paris editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine. Discussing blasphemy, journalistic responsibility, and related topics were Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism; Tom Keenan, Human Rights Project director and associate professor of comparative literature; Professor of French and Comparative Literature Marina van Zuylen; and, remotely, Kerry Bystrom, associate dean and associate professor of English and human rights at Bard College Berlin, and Emilio Dabed, visiting assistant professor of human rights at AlQuds Bard College of Arts and Sciences in Abu Dis, West Bank. Chairing the panel was Jonathan Becker, vice president and dean for international affairs and civic engagement. The event was copresented by the Human Rights Program and Global and International Studies Program. MLK Day of Engagement Bard celebrated its fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement with more than 175 first-year students—on campus for three weeks of Citizen Science courses—as well as other students, faculty, and staff involved in community service activities on campus and at 20 sites throughout the Hudson Valley. Students volunteered at local organizations ranging from the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary to Columbia County Habitat for Humanity. Thomas O’Dowd, executive administrator for environmental and urban studies, led 22 students on a cleanup of Bard’s woods and shorelines. Bard students also led science projects for 70 middle schoolers from the Kingston, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Hudson, New York, area. Bard first-years, led by Mariel Fiori ’05, managing editor of La Voz magazine, helped Red Hook and Rhinebeck middle school students prepare for a local Spanish language spelling bee. Created as a nationwide call to community engagement, the Martin Luther King Day of Service brings home what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others? The day, sponsored by Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), culminated with the second annual Bard Talks, inspired by the widely known TED Talks, cospon-

“Je Suis Charlie??” speakers (left to right): Ian Buruma, Tom Keenan, and Jonathan Becker photo Karl Rabe

sored by CCE and the Office of Student Activities. Maxim Klose ’18 addressed “Beatboxing and the Inner Art.” Other speakers included Conor Williams ’18 on creating safe spaces for LGBT individuals; Amelia Goldstein ’17 on “Bard’s Real Food Challenge;” and Jasper Katz ’15 on “Defining Depression.” Civic Engagement Spreads Out Founded by Community Program Coordinator Yonah Greenstein ’12, Dream To Achieve (DTA), an academic after-school program for underserved youth in Hudson, New York, is expanding its mentoring program to Kingston, New York. Through a partnership with Family of Woodstock, DTA brings Bard students to mentor Kingston High School students three days a week. DTA also held its first-ever summer academy, which brought high school students for a week to live at Bard, where they took classes and participated in college awareness and readiness workshops. In addition, DTA collaborates with Hudson Promise Neighborhood on a college-bound program that works with seniors to prepare them for college and assist with the college application process. All of DTA’s programs are provided at no cost to its participants.

Bard MAT 3+2 Program

Kudos for Model UN Debate

Bard College and the Bard Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) are partnering to offer a dual 3+2 B.A. and M.A.T. degree program in fall 2015. The new program will offer Bard undergraduates a path to a master of arts in teaching degree and a New York State teacher certification, grades 7–12, in biology, history, literature, or mathematics within five years of entering college. “Excellent teachers are intellectually curious, passionate about their subject matter, and committed to public service and social justice,” says Derek Furr, associate professor of literature and MAT Program director. “In my experience, those are also characteristics of Bard undergraduates. We need them in secondary school classrooms and educational leadership positions.” Bard’s MAT Program emphasizes deep knowledge of an academic discipline as an essential quality of a successful teacher. Subject matter mastery, integration into the College’s undergraduate programs, and extensive residencies in public schools during the fifth year are key elements of the Bard MAT 3+2 program. MAT work during the junior and senior years is integrated into the students’ majors and electives, and is intended to tap into a student’s academic interest and focus. Bard undergraduates will be admitted into the 3+2 program at Moderation, contingent on discipline-area prerequisites and an advisement process.

The Bard College Model United Nations team displayed an award-winning performance in the Northeast Regional Model Arab League tournament at Northeastern University in Boston. Sponsored by the National Council on U.S.– Arab Relations, the conference simulated the structure, proceedings, and committees of the Arab League, based in Egypt and representing 22 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Bard students spoke for Egypt, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. Bard Model UN President Gabriel Matsakis ’15 was the College team’s head delegate and played the role of a member of the Egyptian cabinet. He was awarded Outstanding Cabinet Member. Alison Brundrett ’16 and Erind Disha ’16 won honorable mention awards for excellence in representing Egypt on the Palestinian Affairs Committee. Discussion topics included defense, environmental and social issues, and Palestinian affairs. “This conference takes students beyond the dramatic headlines that dominate the news about the Middle East and allows them to tackle the details of a wide variety of issues in the region,” says James Ketterer, the team’s faculty adviser and director of international academic initiatives at the Center for Civic Engagement. “The students learn about things like water resources, refugees, and education, along with defense and diplomacy—all while having to deeply understand the country they are representing.”

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Max Kenner ’01: “Radical” Prison Education Innovators captivate our imaginations “not only for the inspiration of their eureka moments but for lessons about the way to live our everyday lives,” Smithsonian magazine noted in introducing the 10 recipients of its 2014 American Ingenuity Awards. One of those awards—to Max Kenner ’01—honors those lessons literally: Kenner is founder and executive director of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which brings education to incarcerated individuals in six New York State prisons. But when Kenner first got to Bard, he didn’t know he had a talent for helping others find a love of learning. “I came to Bard as someone predisposed to be intellectually engaged, but school wasn’t very interesting to me,” says Kenner. “I took some time off, and when I came here I worked harder than I ever had before and was happier than I’d ever been before.” Kenner grew up in New York City, the son of parents who “did well transcending career boundaries”: his mother a photographer and his father a man “who did lots of things.” Though he wasn’t passionate about school, Kenner says, “I was always interested in matters of public concern, history, the arts. Finding alternate routes to real learning and real democratic participation for people who, as adolescents, were up to anything but school, is something that really speaks to me.” He came up with the idea for college in prison during his sophomore year in 1999—five years after the federal government stopped tuition assistance, known as Pell grants, for inmates; college-in-prison programs plummeted nationally as a result. The notion of BPI, he says, “came from the idea of bringing the education that we had, as undergraduates at Bard, to places where it wasn’t. It was—and is—that simple.” He approached Bard President Leon Botstein and other administrators and convinced them “that this was an opportunity for Bard to play a role that would be fitting and would make a national difference.” One of the first students to get involved was Cynthia Conti-Cook ’03. “In the beginning, we were a student group raising awareness on campus about the criminal justice system,” she recalls. “Max organized a screening of a documentary about the end of state funding for college education in prison. It inspired us to reach out, as students.”

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences bestowed 39 bachelor of arts degrees and 59 master of arts in teaching degrees at the Al-Quds University campus in Abu Dis, West Bank. Attending the January 26 ceremony were AlQuds University President Imad Abu Kishik; Bard College President Leon Botstein; U.S. Consul General Michael Ratney; USAID representative Bob Davidson; Dean of Al-Quds Bard College Munther Dajani; and members of the faculty. Valedictorian Luai El Ghoul spoke of “learning how to think,” thanks to her Al-Quds Bard education. photo Yousef Shakarnah

By the end of his senior year, Kenner had partnered with Episcopal Social Services to help launch BPI. He convinced a few faculty members at a time to teach the incarcerated students. Justus Rosenberg—then professor of languages and literature, now emeritus—taught the first class. Lawyer Daniel Karpowitz came on board, was involved in all aspects of building BPI, and became BPI’s director of policy and academics. (He also is lecturer in law and the humanities at Bard.) Kenner wasn’t convinced any of this was likely to work, just that it was worth a shot. He spent the sum- Max Kenner ’01. photo China Jorrin ’86 mer after graduation visiting 50 prisons the length and breadth of the state, seeking places that would accept the program. “I couldn’t find a single prison that wasn’t up for it,” he says, still sounding somewhat amazed 13 years later. In the years since its inception, BPI has become a flagship for college in prison nationally. It is also the founding partner in the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, which builds and encourages college-in-prison programs at other colleges across the country. The recognition by Smithsonian, Kenner believes, is partly because “the advocates who stuck it out have started to have a collective impact, and the radical ambition we have for our students resonates with people.” In his acceptance speech at the Smithsonian awards ceremony, Kenner pointed out that among the 300-plus graduates of BPI are those who are “enrolled at graduate schools: CUNY and NYU and Columbia and Yale.” He added, “They don’t return to prison, but they do pay taxes, they do support their children. And it’s only our cynicism that makes this seem impossible.” Innovative, indeed.

The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) held its 12th commencement at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility in Napanoch, New York. More than 50 students graduated with bachelor of arts and associate in arts degrees on January 24. Commencement speaker Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, received an honorary Bard College degree. Joining Dolan on the podium are Bard President Leon Botstein (far left), BPI Executive Director Max Kenner ’01, and Bard Trustee Roland J. Augustine. photo China Jorrin ’86

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Tasha McCauley ’04: Robots and 3D City Modeling For Tasha McCauley ’04, entering the futuristic technological fields of robotics, three-dimensional city modeling, and artificial intelligence was circuitous. Her path began, like any exciting adventure, with a spark of curiosity—one that grew into a profession of innovation. McCauley had studied languages—including Arabic, Italian, French, and Spanish (in which she majored)—as an undergraduate at Bard. In her mid-20s she was living in Nashville, writing, and teaching Spanish. She doesn’t recall what inspired the initial impetus, but she took up a hobby in robotics. “It began as a random pursuit. I got a book called Robot Building for Beginners, went out and bought a bunch of components, and started building little bots in my living room,” she says. “Somehow, it just captured my interest.” Soon she joined the local robotics society; her interest in building robots became so compelling that she decided to go back to school. “The machine shop is one of my favorite places in the world. I get heart flutters just walking into the shop,” she says. McCauley went back to Los Angeles, where she grew up, and enrolled in computer science, robotics, and artificial intelligence classes at the University of Southern California (USC). She completed a graduate certificate at Singularity University, an educational institute for cutting-edge technologies at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. She joined the faculty of Singularity University, where she ran the Innovation Lab, teaching students about artificial intelligence and how to build robots and use other accelerating technologies. In 2011, McCauley and a few colleagues founded the Silicon Valley–based Fellow Robots. At first the company developed robots for consumers, but has since turned its attention to building robots for use in retail stores. Last November, Fellow Robots debuted a retail robot called “Oshbot” that interacts with customers in Lowe’s subsidiary hardware stores. The bilingual (English- and Spanish-speaking) Oshbot talks to the customers, learns what they need, and leads them through the store to help them find what they are looking for. So far, McCauley reports, people seem to love them. With a recent M.B.A. from USC, McCauley has seen a shift in her day-today focus. She is director of business development at GeoSim, a company in which she initially was an investor. GeoSim builds high-precision, large-scale, three-dimensional models of cities such as Philadelphia and Vancouver. “I miss putting my hands on robots,” she admits. However, she wanted to help this emerging company leverage its opportunities. McCauley describes GeoSim’s

Bard Works Expands Bard Works extended its reach to Washington, D.C., in fall 2014, and continued the annual weeklong workshop in Annandale in January. Now in its third year, Bard Works brings alumni/ae and parents in various professions to meet with Bard juniors and seniors for networking, mentoring, and advice. “Bard Works D.C.,” with 25 undergraduates in attendance, focused on political careers in the nation’s capital, and as well as a variety of other career paths. Panels were held at the law firm of Enayat Qasimi ’96, and event organizer Malia Du Mont ’95, director of strategy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, gave opening remarks. A workshop on international development included Du Mont as moderator and panelists Christophe Chung ’06, operations analyst at the World Bank; Eduardo Mills ’07, director of operations at Southern Pulse, an investigations organization focused on security, politics, energy, and business in Latin America; and Mandy Tumulty ’94, director of strategy, planning, and portfolio management for the U.S. General Services Administration. Other panels included “Unexpected Places: D.C. and the Arts”; “Politics, Nonprofits, and More”; “Private Sector in D.C.”; and “Working with the Government: Where Private Meets Public.” Afterwards students met with other alumni/ae who had been on a tour of the Pentagon, also organized by Du Mont. 36 on and off campus

maps as virtual worlds that are so accurate that one can enter them and have an immersive experience with an avatar in that city. One advantage of virtual city models, she explains, is that “large-scale problems can be visualized.” With its mapping technologies, the company could create simulations of floods and earthquakes, as well as create charts for energy consumption data and land-use planning. McCauley further envisions GeoSim’s work as informing a new, radical kind of World Wide Web. “When the Web was Tasha McCauley ’04 conceived, it used—and continues to use—a two-dimensional page metaphor,” she asserts. “But in the future, I think that the Web will look less like pages, and more like real places. You’ll be able to walk around those worlds using virtual reality technology.” Both robotics and three-dimensional city modeling technologies are about expanding and augmenting natural human capacities—such as decision making—of which humans utilize only a small fraction. “I see a powerful intersection burgeoning between the two,” McCauley says. “With the arrival of high-precision city models, the geometry of the entire city can be loaded into a robot— and that includes robotic cars—so that navigation is dramatically simplified. Advance calculations can be done, and robots will be able to compute routes based on energy efficiency.” Though McCauley’s professional path has diverged from her days immersed in foreign language study, she recognizes the connections among her different kinds of work. “Language systems are so powerful. In many ways, what I do now utilizes the same kind of thinking as natural languages,” she points out. “One of my goals is to continuously study the systems of my own thinking as well as the systems I encounter in the world. All humans naturally assign value to their instincts and ways of responding to information, but many of our inborn traits were evolved for much earlier environments and are remarkably poor in many modern situations. If we can understand the systems that we are, as well as the systems that we’re in, I’m confident that we’ll be better equipped to solve the important problems we face.”

The January workshop included panel discussions, one-on-one meetings, resume and application workshops, social media tutorials, and individual advising to help undergraduates transition to professional life after Bard. This year’s Bard Works in Annandale emphasized the importance of networking. After each day’s panels and workshops, students participated in evening networking events that culminated in panels and a reception in New York City at New York Law School, hosted by Bard parent Carlin Meyer. By the end of the week students had had the chance to meet more than 70 alumni/ae, parents, and local professionals. Participating alumni/ae included Peter Criswell ’89, Cat Eugenio ’12, Elizabeth Falcone ’12, Joshua Fjelsted ’11, Yonah Greenstein ’12, Deshaun Houston ’10, Rebecca Johnson ’03, Eileen Kern ’09 MAT ’12, Fiona Korwin-Pawlowski ’05, Grayson Morley ’13, Val Nehez ’87, Abigail Paris ’09, Simone Salvo ’13, Claudia Sherman-Smith ’81, Emily Shornick ’08, Tyree Solomon-Phillips ’10, Bayley Sweitzer ’12, Amanda Warman ’09, and Ysabel Yates ’13. A collaboration between Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement, Career Development Office, Center for Student Life and Advising, and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, Bard Works keeps growing: this year saw 65 juniors and seniors attending in January. Bard Works 2015 was made possible in part by the generosity of Bard parents David Brooks and Patricia Lambert, George F. Hamel Jr., Karen Diaz and Joe Johnson, Gary and Kathleen Handel, and E. Scott Osborne and Jeffrey Schwartz.

Watson Fellows and Davis Prize Winners

Arendt Center Focus on South Africa

Dorothy Ann (“Annie”) Trowbridge ’15 has won the noted Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for her proposal “Wool: A Tactile Tradition of Meaning and Ritual.” She will spend the 2015–16 academic year traveling through Iceland, Scotland, Peru, Chile, Nepal, and Laos to visit sheep-raising communities that engage in the wool process from shearing and carding to elaborately woven designs. She will work alongside others “who value the ancient, healing, and transformative practice of wool.” Trowbridge, who is from Peterborough, New Hampshire, grew up knitting and dyeing wool using her own plant dyes. “A way of being happens while I am dyeing wool or knitting that I can understand without thought,” she writes. “The connection between the psychological world and the material world, which I perceive to be lost in the world around me, is regained in me.” Leya Kayas ’15, from New York City, has been named an alternate Watson fellow for “Aural Journeying: Radio as Cultural Production and Distribution,” a proposal to spend the 2015–16 academic year in the Middle East and Northern Europe, exploring ways that music and other arts “intersect through radio.” Zoe Kasperzyk ’15 and Julia Vunderink ’15 have won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace prize to assist collaboration between urban health clinics and rural indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. In collaboration with Fundacion En Via, an Oaxacan organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished women, their project—Breaking Barriers: Health Services to Rural Indigenous Communities—will bring health care and other resources to rural village centers, where basic health classes will be offered to local women. Workshops will cover such topics as water purification, basic hygiene, family planning, pregnancy complications, nutrition, prevention of communicable diseases, response to domestic accidents, and indoor air pollution. Rylan Gajek-Leonard ’16, Alexandra Morris ’18, Avery Morris ’18, and Daniel Zlatkin ’16 have also won a Davis Projects for Peace prize to bring their Trustee Leader Scholar project, Sounds of Social Change, to Cali, Colombia. They will teach and collaborate with young musicians living in poverty, working with a youth orchestra and Fundacion SIDOC, a foundation that encourages music and other extracurricular activities. The Davis grant will also initiate the foundation’s first ever Music and Listening Library. By providing the students access to world-class recordings of the best musicians, the library will supply context to the students’ musical studies and feed their passion for music.

A conference focusing on improving economic conditions in South Africa took place in April. Sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, Human Rights Project, and Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), “Property and Freedom: Is Access to Legal Title and Assets the Path to Overcoming Poverty in South Africa?” was a one-day event that featured the Hon. Wilmot James, MP for the Democratic Alliance in South Africa and shadow minister of health. Participants examined experiments in South Africa and elsewhere that combat poverty by granting title to assets such as land and housing. Paul Collier, professor of economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, delivered the keynote address, “Drivers of Global Inequality and Poverty.” The conference received support from the Ford Foundation and The Brenthurst Foundation. Winning Essays The Hannah Arendt Center has announced the winners of the 2014 Thinking Challenge essay competition. Undergraduates worldwide were challenged to examine core American ideals. Rosa Schwartzburg ’16 of Bard College and Alix Tate ’16 of Waubonsee Community College (Illinois) won the competition. “Beyond Hate: Exploring the Relationship between Hate and Equality,” by Dylan Davis ’16, Bard College Berlin, won the Academic Initiative on Hate and the Human Condition essay contest, launched by the Arendt Center, CCE, and Human Rights Project. Conference on Privacy, October 15–16 The Arendt Center’s fall conference examines the increasing loss of privacy. “Privacy: Why Does It Matter?” explores privacy in our day-to-day lives in the presence of hovering satellites, drones, and surveillance cameras, as well as digital technologies that leave a continuous trail of our actions and personal data. Hannah Arendt saw the private realm as the essential refuge for human uniqueness. She wrote, “The security of private life within four walls . . . enclose a secure place, without which no living thing can thrive.” The threat to privacy is not technology but our desire to preserve aspects of life that “thrive” in protective shadows. The conference asks: How can a right to privacy and a private life exist today? For more information, visit www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter.

Dedicated to Baseball Honey Field, the College’s state-of-the-art baseball field and newest athletic facility, was dedicated during Family-Alumni/ae Weekend. James C. Chambers ’81, a College trustee, who remained anonymous throughout the process of construction, is the field’s donor. The field is named for his mother, Anne Chambers Cox, known as “Honey” to friends and family. Chambers, who also named the alumni/ae center, attended the dedication ceremonies and threw out the first pitch. Director of Athletics Kris Hall expressed gratitude for the $2.2 million gift. Head Raptors baseball coach Ed Kahovec and players Alec Montecalvo ’16 and Tom Danz ’15 also spoke. President Leon Botstein took the microphone and introduced Chambers. An organic farmer and a filmmaker, Chambers noted, “There is a matrix of connections between my family and Bard.” At the celebration, he talked to players and coaches, walked around the facility and into the press box, took batting practice, and watched the scrimmage that followed. Special acknowledgments were made to Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Administration Jim Brudvig, and Director of Physical Plant Chuck Simmons. The project began last winter. The field surface was ready just in time for summer camp, and the bleachers and press box were installed before the dedication event.

James C. Chambers ’81 throws out the first pitch. photo Karl Rabe

Voted out as a spring sport at Bard in 1937, varsity baseball didn’t return until 2013, when James C. Chambers Jr., then an undergraduate at Bard, founded the club team and pushed for varsity status. Honey Field’s inaugural season kicked off with a pair of nonleague doubleheaders on February 27 and 28. on and off campus 37

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Holiday Party 2014 The elegant India House was filled to the brim with Bardians for the 2014 Holiday Party. India House is a large, four-story brownstone on Hanover Square built in the style of a Renaissance palazzo. One alumnus said he came for the chance to check out the beautiful and extensive collection of marine art on the walls of the club, established in 1914. The Bard party, which took place on two floors, offered something for everyone: multiple rooms where people could mix, quiet tables, a photo booth, and other parties in the same space at which Bardians could check out the snacks. The photo booth was a new addition where people donned wigs and headgear; there was a line for the booth all night. The alumni/ae responsible for the Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award were visible in the crowd thanks to their top hats, as they raised awareness and funds (as well as their hats) for the award’s summer internships. The three-hour party brought out almost 500 Bardians—from 2014 graduates to those from the 1950s—all dressed holiday fabulous. Afterwards, the party continued nearby at Killarney Rose until 2 a.m. The Holiday Party is the biggest off-campus alumni/ae event of the year, so if you missed it last year, mark your calendar for December 4, 2015.

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Calling everyone in the classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 (and ’64/’66), 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 Contact us: alumni@bard.edu • 845-758-7089 • annandaleonline.org/reunions • #bardreunion

’14 Nicolai Eddy is working as an investment product consultant at Morningstar, a job he found with the help of the Career Development Office while still at Bard. He enjoys living in Chicago with friends and regularly meets up with members of his class. Nicolai invites other Bardians in Chicago to contact him: nicolaieddy@gmail.com. | Josh Hodge is pursuing a master’s degree in music at Mannes College The New School for Music. He continues to write poetry and translates scholarly texts on tea from Chinese to English. | Hans Kern is presently reinvigorating the astrozine Rag’n’Rock in London, England. Rag’n’Rock is a bimonthly magazine of utopian writing and art, devoted to the pursuit of radical human possibilities and future visions. If interested in subscribing, submitting, or getting involved, write mail@ragnrock.com or check out ragnrock.com. | J. P. Lawrence is working toward an M.A. in political journalism at Columbia University. His work has been published in Salon and Pacific Standard, and he was profiled in National

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Guard Magazine. His master’s thesis focuses on the use of third-country contractors in the Iraq War.

’12 Travis Bostick is pursuing an M.A. in theories of urban practice at Parsons The New School for Design. He recently presented a paper, “The Emergence of the ‘Luxury Park’,” at the 21st annual Critical Geographies Conference in Philadelphia. In 2014, he worked with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. | Alina Mergelova will graduate this spring from Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality with an M.S. in hospitality management. The pursuit of knowledge didn’t stop at Bard—still in a constant place to think! | In January of 2014, Rosana Zarza-Canova started Peace Corps service in Morocco as a youth development volunteer.

Russia. | Kate Nemeth, after working at a children’s media company for more than a year, is heading to Uncharted Play to work as a video/online content creator and social media manager. Life is awesome. New York City is all right, too. Do what you love.

| Zoe Noyes joined the faculty of Bard High School Early College Newark and teaches world literature and Chinese. | Billy Sarno bought a one-way ticket to Singapore and now helps organize the Singapore Yacht Show. This is about as far from his major as you could get, but he couldn’t be happier.

’10 5th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Rabia Hashmi, Amelia Rose-Harrar, Thomas Serino, and Larissa Wohl at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.

’11 Yan Matusevich is completing an M.S. in migration studies at the University of Oxford, continuing his research on Central Asian migrant workers in

Emily DeMartino completed her master of science in nursing degree at Thomas Jefferson University. She now holds national certification as a family nurse

practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has accepted a full-time position in Philadelphia. | Neha Jain recently started working on content and digital strategy for the PBS show Closer to Truth. | Ben Lorber is employed as a community organizer with Grassroots Collaborative, a coalition of labor unions and community organizations fighting for racial and economic justice in Chicago. He also writes and records music, and organizes within the Jewish community to build support for Palestinian rights. | Reginald Raye is cofounding a baby boomer–focused hardware company in Boston. | Chelsea Smiley moved to New Haven, Vermont, and is an administrative assistant at Mount Abraham Union High School. Last summer she climbed more than 10 mountains, and she is celebrating two years married to Ian Smiley. She is studying accounting.

’09 Zachary Kussin joined the staff of the New York Post in early November as a real estate and travel reporter. He previously worked at The Real Deal for three years. A graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, his freelance work has appeared in the New York Times and Newsweek.

Books by Bardians NetiquetteIQ: A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email by Paul Babicki ’75 createspace Dubbed the Elements of Style for the Information Age, NetiquetteIQ is an exhaustive “how to” book on e-mail communications. Babicki delivers definitive positions on language, formatting, punctuation; clarifies issues like plagiarism and privacy; and covers the proper way to respond (or not) to spam, e-mail threads, and more.

The Egotist by Jesse Bogner ’10 laitman kabbalah publishers Bogner illuminates his spiritual development from a hedonistic New Yorker, finding solace in aesthetic pursuits, drugs, and alcohol, to a Kabbalist searching for the meaning of life. He offers an insightful glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah.

Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day by Jamie Cat Callan ’75 citadel press Growing up with a French grand-mère, Callan learned as a young girl how to feel and look beautiful from inside out. This light-hearted manual on how to be magnifique shares French women’s secrets on achieving confidence and sex appeal without facelifts or fanatical dieting—no matter what your age.

Broken Lightning: Legend of the Qi Symbol by Jonathan V. Cann ’06 hushed forest entertainment Fusing futuristic fantasy with ancient tribal religions, Cann’s novel tells about the apocalypse from a Daoist perspective. As the energies of man and nature merge, “Linkers,” a new breed of people who have the power to control the elements, are born, and the fate of the world rests on them. From left to right: Andy Kopas ’08 , Catherine Dodge ’08, Virginia Wilcox ’08, and Ruth Shannon ’08 photo: Jack Shannon

’08 Robin Brehm started her first year of the pediatrics residency program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after graduating from the doctor of medicine/master of public health program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2014. | Ashleigh McCord is pursuing a professional master’s degree in environmental management. She is studying marine and coastal policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. | Patricia Pforte continues to work at the California Historical Society in public programs and is now on the events committee for the Bay Area Emerging Museum Professionals. She would love to set up more events for Bay Area alums! Contact her at patricia.pforte@gmail.com if you are interested. | Ruth Shannon got married on

Visions of the Apocalypse: Receptions of John’s Revelation in Western Imagination by Bruce Chilton ’71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion baylor university press From apocalyptic to redemptive, the meaning of John’s Revelation has been construed in manifold ways through the centuries. Chilton delineates the divergent interpretations of the text, such as Augustine’s vertical ascent to heaven and Origen’s transcendent message, and gives insight into understanding the Revelation in a contemporary context.

Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers by Teri Dunn Chace ’83, with photographs by Robert Llewellyn timber press This visual ode to more than 300 popular varieties of garden flowers features lyrical essays that explore each one’s lore and unique traits. Photos reveal—in the architecture of stamens and pistils or the secret recesses of nectar tubes—worlds of beauty hidden within each flower.

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Switzerland. Her three best friends (all Bardians)— Andy Kopas, Catherine Dodge, and Virginia Wilcox—flew out to celebrate the occasion. Ruth works as a freelance writer in Munich, Germany, and would love to hear from other Bard alumni/ae living in Europe: ruthpshannon@gmail.com. | EmmaGrace Skove-Epes is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in dance at Sarah Lawrence College. She is showing her choreography throughout New York City and teaching dance.

’07 Jennifer (Holup) Murphy is in year three as a fulltime French teacher of grades 8–12 at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California. The school featured her in a piece on creative learning at flintridgeprep.org. | Joanna Tanger is the assistant director of technology, alumni and parent programs in the Office of Advancement at Middlebury College. She is also starting a blog and doing some website/social media strategy consulting. Joanna and her fiancé Michael just bought a house and are planning their wedding for summer 2015. | Alex Weinstein is working and living in Washington, D.C. In September 2014, he was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he serves as a communications officer. He now works full time at Deloitte and Touche as a senior consultant in their federal practice.

’06 Freya Powell had a solo exhibition, “I’ll smile and I’m not sad” and other present pasts, at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona. Her video Esta Noche... was selected for #1: Cartagena, The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias. Freya has joined the faculty at Cooper Union, teaching etching.

’05 10th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Betsaida Alcantara, Tavit Geudelekian, and Elijah Tucker at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. In autumn 2014, Jesse Aylen was promoted to assistant editor at Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where he will acquire and edit nonfiction books in the popular culture, memoir, celebrity, and humor categories. | Nikkya (Martin) Hargrove is working at the nonprofit buildOn as the regional manager for Connecticut afterschool programming, helping youths break the cycle of poverty. When she is not working, she is writing her memoir. She married in 2011 and lives with her wife and son in Stratford, Connecticut. | Jennifer Ronald switched gears since graduating

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from Bard with a B.A. in political science. Her time with the Peace Corps inspired her to become a nurse. In the fall, she’ll graduate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and use her clinical skills to serve, empower, and advocate for vulnerable, underserved populations. | Emily Schmall is a reporter with the Associated Press in Fort Worth, Texas. Drawing upon experiences reporting from Liberia, she wrote about Thomas Eric Duncan—the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States—and the Liberian community in North Texas. She obtained Duncan’s medical records, winning two AP best-of-the-week awards.

’04 Kate Grim-Feinberg completed a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign in May 2013. She is now in her second year as a lecturer and academic advisor in the undergraduate Global Studies Program of UIUC’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. | Annie Maribona founded and co-owns Fat Fancy, a radical plus-size clothing boutique. She was recently featured on an NBC affiliate news channel and the national TV show Thrift Hunters. She spoke on a panel at Lewis & Clark College and runs a bodypositive, life-coaching practice, Dreamboat Coaching. | After 10 years spent living in London where, for seven years, she worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum as head of brand communications, Samantha Safer has taken a post as general manager for programming and partnerships in the merchandise department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

’02 Amy L. Clark’s book of short fiction, Adulterous Generation, is forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press. She teaches writing for Northeastern University’s Foundation Year program and lives near Boston, where she hosted a Thanksgiving party for 30 people, including Zach Enright ’00. | For the 2014–15 academic year, Timothy Goldberg is the acting chair of the School of Computing Sciences and Mathematics at Lenoir-Rhyne University. It’s kind of like playing a never-ending game of Whac-a-Mole.

’00 15th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Coleen Alexander and Brianna Norton at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Jenny Lee Fowler is a cut-paper artist and homeschools her two kids. She is a contributor to Taproot magazine and has designed four art packs for the

Hudson Valley Seed Library. In 2013, she and her husband, Andy Bicking, launched a coed, inclusive, traditional Baden-Powell Service Association scouting group in Kingston, New York. | Maro Sevastopoulos is a permanent resident of Portlandia, working for a labor union and a local craft distillery. She’s neither a hipster nor a hippie—in fact, not really any sort of hip.

’99 Lukas Alpert returned to the United States after three years in Moscow, where he worked as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. While there, he wrote about the conflict in Ukraine, Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot, and the collapse of the global potash cartel. He now writes for the Journal in New York. | Scott Gendel is featured with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on the new album An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope, a star-studded CD created by Sing for Hope and benefitting amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Scott composed the song “At Last,” which closes the CD, performed by soprano Camille Zamora, Yo-Yo Ma, and Scott on piano. | After years of working as a fashion editor for Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and Harper’s Bazaar, Hellin Kay is now freelancing as a celebrity stylist and photographer. She launched a fashion and film blog (ChampagneAndHeels) and recently photographed Marina Abramovic. She is working on a book of photographs to be published in 2015.

’98 Eugene D. Kublanovsky started his own law firm in spring 2014, Kublanovsky Law LLC, with offices in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey. Eugene was previously a partner at a prominent New York boutique law firm. He was named a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star for the second consecutive year. | Pedro Rodríguez has launched a sort of interview website: canebrakeandtortuga.com. In 2012, he received a grant from the NEA to translate four books by the French Khmerophile George Groslier. He (still) lives in Paris.

’97 Julia (Wolk) Munemo and Ngoni Munemo ’00 recently bought a house with plenty of room for soccer (boys, 9 and 12) and gardening (Julia, not really; Ngoni, abundantly). Julia is working on her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction. Ngoni’s next book will be about executive succession in sub-Saharan Africa.

’96 Michael Deibert published his third book, In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico (Lyons Press). Michael’s previous two books are The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair (Zed

Books) and Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti (Seven Stories Press). | After working as a copywriter in ad agencies for an unspeakable amount of time, Çigˇdem Alkang Kaplangı decided to write for an audience that shared her interests in the fantastic and the marvelous. She published two children’s books in 2014 and is currently working on a novel for tweens. | Vishwas Kulkarni has moved to Dubai, where he works as deputy editor of The Week Middle East, the regional arm of the United Kingdom’s best-selling weekly subscription magazine. He contributes to Portfolio, the inflight rag for Emirates Airlines’ firstclass passengers, something that recently had him chatting up the CEO of Bulgari for a cover story.

’95 20th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Stephanie Chasteen, Malia Du Mont, and Andrew Fowler at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.

’94 Heidi (Gehrmann) Harding is the founder of Humla Fund, a nonprofit organization that strengthens and preserves the Bön Buddhist culture and traditions in the Humla region of Nepal. She would love to have fellow Bardians join her. To learn more or to volunteer, visit humlafund.org.

’93 Rizal Faiz does corporate loan evaluations as part of credit risk management with CIMB Bank, based in Kuala Lumpur, but is considering taking a year off to do a round-the-world trip. One of those midcareer distractions and time-offs we need!

The Words of Traitors: 7 Lives in Transition by James Curcio ’01 mythos media In this collection, Curcio collaborates with a team of international artists to expose the subconscious intersection of art and narrative. Each story fuses the literary with the visual and explores how memories change and betray us over time, ultimately becoming the “words of traitors.”

Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill by Elizabeth Parker and Mark Ebner ’82 benbella books In 2009, an undercover detective posing as a hit man met with Dippolito to plot her husband’s murder and staged the murder scenario, which went viral on video captured by the reality TV show Cops. Prosecutor Parker teams up with Ebner to examine the story behind the trial.

Rumor, Diplomacy and War in Enlightenment Paris by Tabetha Leigh Ewing ’89, associate professor of history voltaire foundation Ewing analyzes everyday conversations—talking about politics and exchanging gossip on matters of state, whether in the café or the wigmaker’s shop—during the War of Austrian Succession. She explores how the surveillance, transcription, and circulation of such ephemeral expressions of opinion shaped political participation.

Traveling in Place: A History of Armchair Travel by Bernd Stiegler; translated from German by Peter Filkins, visiting professor of literature university of chicago press In 1794, Xavier de Maistre wrote A Journey Around My Room, an autobiographical account of a young man under house arrest embarking on an epic voyage around his room. Stiegler’s meditation on this text and other armchair-travel accounts emphasizes how individual perspective can transform familiar spaces.

Cold War: An International History

’92 Marc Madenwald is the director of sales process and productivity at Adobe Systems, Inc. He was a featured speaker at Dreamforce ’14 in San Francisco, giving two presentations: “Driving Active Use and Adoption in the Enterprise through Gamification” and “Growing Your Business—Best Practices to Drive Adoption and Success in the Large Enterprise.” | Kim (Young) Martel has been busy raising six kids for 22 years. This past November marked 25 years since she and David Martel ’93 first met in the Bard College Library. They own a tech company, Five North. | Mark Steiner released his third album, Saudade, under the artist name Mark Steiner & His Problems. Of the 13 tracks, one of the originals is a tribute to the late Bard film professor Adolfas Mekas. Mark Steiner & His Problems will tour the United States and Europe in 2015. For more info, go to staggerhome.com.

by Carole K. Fink ’60 westview press Going beyond U.S.–U.S.S.R. relations, Fink explores the Cold War from an international perspective, providing insights on key events and developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The volume charts the conflict from the Russian Revolution and World War II to the repercussions of the Cold War since 1992.

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano ’95, illustrated by Erin E. Stead roaring brook press This awarding-winning children’s book team creates another charming picture book. Through patience and discipline, a boy learns what it takes to spy an elusive whale and how to “keep your eyes on the sea, and wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . .”

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’91 Danielle (Gostanian) Quigley is working as a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor. Life is fulfilling and busy with a wonderful husband and three children. Family time is split between Connecticut and South Carolina.

’90 25th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Michael Adelman, Sarah (Poor) Adelman, Morgen Bowers, Shannon Miller, and Amara Willey at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Charlotte Mandell Kelly will receive the Charles Flint Kellogg Award for Arts and Letters this spring! A lovely surprise.

’87 Artist and experimental filmmaker Eva Lee returned to Bard to give a presentation of her Fulbright research on mandalas at the Religion Colloquium. She also screened her latest experimental short, based on her travels and experiences in the Indian Himalayas. Photographs and film from these travels can be seen at artistfulbrightindia.wordpress.com. | Bill Preston won a third consecutive term as fulltime president of American Federation of Government Employees, Local 17. Bill also recently accepted this year’s Organizing Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, presented to his local for its success in bringing “the benefits of unionization to unorganized workers.” | Alison Fennell Vaccarino started a flourishing nonprofit art education company for children, With Flying Colors, Inc., with Jennifer Hauer Vinskey ’86. Alison also works as a technology integrator/ computer teacher and in real estate in Rhinebeck, New York. She is enjoying all this work while raising two teenagers and a couple of chickens.

’86 Laura Ebert lives in Ulster County—very happy to live in the Hudson Valley—where she teaches economics at SUNY New Paltz. She and her 8-year-old daughter live in a big old farmhouse and spend lots of time looking after two horses, two cats, and two bunnies.

’85 30th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Diane Call, Larry Grossman, Jon Massey, Joyce Romano, and Helene Tieger at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.

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Jon Massey, financial coach and managing director of Envision Strategic Financial, LLC, recently performed before 2,000 on the main platform of the Million Dollar Round Table annual international convention in Toronto. He sang Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times, Bad Times.”

’84 Leonard Schwartz’s radio program, Cross Cultural Poetics, is archived online by the University of Pennsylvania at writing.upenn.edu/pennsound.

’83 Teri (Blau) Dunn Chace is still writing nonfiction books on nature and plants from her home in upstate New York. Seeing Seeds: Adventures in the Strange Land of Seeds, Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit, a collaboration with innovative macrophotographer Robert Llewellyn, is due out in 2015. Meanwhile, she is updating her website, terichacewriter.com.

| The Lost Tribe, a documentary short film by Tim Long, was featured in the exhibition Gogodala: Transition and Revival at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami.

’80 35th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Lisa Stand and Peggy Young at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Brian Donohue wrote on the I Ching and modern living at briandonohue.org.

’79 Gale Gillis Carter’s poem “Bend” was published by Thought Notebook Journal (vol. 2, no. 1, renewal issue). In it, the challenges of African American history are symbolized by commonplace acts that involve bending. She has a B.S. in secondary social studies education and an M.A. in American history. | Ann Fraser is a docent at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. | Stewart Reifler coauthored the fourth edition of the Compensation Committee Handbook, a definitive resource for public and private companies used by many senior executives, boards of directors, and their compensation committees. He is head of the executive compensation practice group in the New York City offices of Vedder Price P.C.

’82 The Blacktivist, cowritten by Bill Abelson and Mark Kirby, was named Best Screenplay in the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival. The pilot webisode of Dr. Canard, a saucy screwball romcom created and written by Bill, is online at www.drcanard.com. | Randall Bass is an attorney at law of New Jersey, as he has been since December 1993. He is a member of Freeman & Bass of Newark, New Jersey. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is married, with one son in graduate school and another son in college. | Nancy Chase celebrated 30 years of self-employment. Starting with her antique restoration business in 1984 after a two-year apprenticeship in Red Hook, she moved to Cincinnati and works on great and not-so-great antiques. The satisfaction of the job is always delivering it back repaired, polished, and restored. | In 2003, Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos started her family with the help of a gestational surrogate, then formed a surrogacy agency. Last October, she joined a team of reproductive professionals addressing the LGBT community in Rome. In 2015, her work will extend to China and the remainder of Italy. She is happy to offer IVF, surrogacy, egg donation, and freezing advice: kathryn@surrogacysolutionsinc.com.

’81 Peter Marra has been published by Bone Orchard Press. approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion), a book of poetry, is available for purchase at Lulu.com.

’76 Michele A. Petruzzelli has suddenly and recently been retired from her position as a senior attorney at the New York State Department of Health, after nearly 20 years of service. She is now contemplating what her next adventure will be.

’75 40th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Lisa Newmann, Joan Schaffer, and Ken Stern at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Jamie Cat Callan is leading Ooh La La! tours in Paris in May and the Amalfi Coast in October. Her website is JamieCatCallan.com.

’74 Mardi-Ellen Hill will appear in the Composers Now Festival 2015, featuring her team and her new interactive platform, MEND™. All are welcome to come aboard the ongoing journey. www.menduniversebuzz.wordpress.com. | Judy Kramer continues to paint and make prints. In 2014, she exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center (Hanoi), the Newport Art Museum (Newport, Rhode Island), and the Soprafina Gallery (Boston). | Judith Walcutt still lives on Whidbey Island, Washington, with her husband David Ossman. Their eldest son Orson is in the film business in Los Angeles. Their youngest, Preston Ossman ’15, will graduate this

spring. She plans to walk in procession with the next family Bard grad! Current project: book with David, The Sullen Art Revisited: The Making of “A Contemporary American Poetics” (University of Toledo Press, 2015).

’73 Ruth Alpert performs as a foot percussionist with an all-female string band of singer-songwriters: honeysucklepossums.com. She won first place in buck dancing, senior category, for the past two years at Uncle Dave Macon Days festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She continues her private practice in the Trager Approach, Alexander Technique, Pilates, and Gyrotonic. | Ana Cervantes released Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México/Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico, music commissioned from 16 composers of six countries. Monarca is an important project for its international nature, for celebrating remarkable women in Mexico, and because it received major support from the government of Mexico. | Howie Good, in his 29th year as a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, has recently published two collections of poetry, The Complete Absence of Twilight from MadHat Press and Fugitive Pieces from Right Hand Press. All proceeds from Fugitive Pieces go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. | Fred Simmons is married to and still making music with Leslie Vogel ’75. They’ve settled in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, where they raised their three daughters. Their website is www.folksoul.com. Their daughter Rebecca Simmons ’05 was a graduate in dance.

’72 Richard Bilangi has dedicated his professional life to treating substance abuse and mental health patients. A visionary leader in the behavioral health field, Richard has implemented innovative programs and services to meet the needs of the growing population served by CCC, Inc. | Michael Bresler is entering the final stages of the seemingly endless project of recording his compositions. Perhaps age 64 is a bit late for a debut recording, but he is very happy to be putting his Bard training to work. He does therapeutic music at children’s and state hospitals in Rhode Island. | The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic, directed by Elisabeth Semel, was named one of the nation’s top 15 most innovative law school clinics by PreLaw Magazine. While she cannot vouch for the methodology of the survey, Lis is always pleased when a new opportunity arises for prospective law school applicants to become better acquainted with the Death Penalty Clinic.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music coedited by Kyle Gann, Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music ashgate publishing This volume provides an overview of established research as well as new perspectives on minimalist and postminimalist music, including composers such as La Monte Young, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, their contemporaries, and second- and third-generation minimalists.

Philosophy of Dreams by Christoph Türcke, translated from German by Susan H. Gillespie, vice president of special global initiatives and founding director, Institute for International Liberal Education yale university press Türcke looks to our dreams as a lens on our prehistoric psyche to offer insight into age-old questions about of humanity—how we evolved differently from animals to bring about language, culture, and the arts. Gillespie deftly translates Türcke’s essay, which challenges Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams.

Economics and the Environment, 7th Edition by Eban S. Goodstein, director, Center for Environmental Policy and Bard MBA in Sustainability, and Stephen Polasky wiley With a new coauthor, Goodstein presents environmental and resource economics, synthesizing the information students need to solve tomorrow’s environmental problems. As climate change and other challenges redefine policy, this updated edition examines topics such as the promotion of “clean technology.”

Allegheny Dream by Lisa Harris ’74 ravenna press Harris’s novel, a family saga set in the Allegheny mountain range, immerses readers in the cultural history, breathtaking physical terrain, and lives of unforgettable characters from this part of Appalachia. Protagonist Eliza Schnable Friday’s fierce devotion, uncompromising integrity, and regional pride capture the imagination.

Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman ’03 maker media The focus of this book is the brave new world of interactive garments, beyond what’s already on our wrists or glasses. Readers learn about the tools and techniques involved in interfaces or systems that live on the body, such as jackets that display when the next bus is coming.

A Voice Full of Cities: Collected Essays of Robert Kelly edited by Pierre Joris ’69 and Peter Cockelbergh contra mundum press For the first time, Kelly’s essays, statements, and other writings on poetry and poetics are collected in one volume. This book ensures, in Kelly’s words, “the fifty years of thinking around the fifty years of making won’t get lost, and making and thinking will be seen as one thing.” Kelly is Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature.

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’71 Wendy Weldon spent a busy week in Cuba in October 2014, her trip sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and focusing on art and architecture. She will travel through Cambodia and Vietnam with friends in 2015. Still painting and exhibiting, she is intrigued as to how her upcoming journeys will be incorporated in her work!

’70 45th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join the reunion committee of Charles Johnson, Peter McCabe, and Sara Vass at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Jeanne Fleming directed New York City’s Village Halloween Parade and Rhinebeck’s Sinterklaas celebration. | Susan Pollack is an award-winning journalist and author of The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Cookbook: Stories and Recipes. Recently some of her shorter essays have been posted on WBUR’s “Cognoscenti” (cognoscenti.wbur.org/contributors/susan-pollack). She lives in Gloucester with her writer-husband and supplements her own writing by working as a freelance book editor. | Sara Vass has a boutique public relations and marketing company, sara vass public relations & consulting, in New York City. Working with her brother Richard Mauro, they serve a wide range of high-end clients from the worlds of fashion (including accessories and jewelry), beauty, interior design, books, and the occasional movie. Contact her at saravass1@aol.com.

’69 Chris and Judy Beasley Mauran spent a little time last summer catching up with Bard classmates Mina Martin Eaken ’68 in New York and Mark Melnick, who was on the road coming toward Georgia. They hadn’t seen Mark since graduation, so they had a terrific time getting caught up.

spent in Arizona, in the Rim country where Zane Grey wrote many of his novels. Henry is a docent in the Zane Grey Cabin, relating the literary history of the Southwest.

’67 Peter Irwin retired a second time from clinical research into the effects of potential medications for treating brain illnesses. His focus has returned to creative writing, and he remains an avid soccer player. Within the past four years, he has accrued five grandchildren and is a devoted grandfather.

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Diane (Himmelbaum) Miller retired four years ago as a full professor after 42 years teaching studio art at St. John’s University. She has been exhibiting her artwork actively in the United States and Europe. Visit her website at dianemiller.org. She is also a new grandma to Samara Pearl Wegman.

’60 55th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join your classmates at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.

’65 50th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015


The Class of 1965 invites all Bardians of the ’60s to reunion this year. Please join the reunion committee of Michael DeWitt ’65, Betsey Ely ’65, Charlie Hollander ’65, Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65, Karen Olah ’65, Stan Reichel ’65, Bill Bernstein ’66, and Don Baier ’67 at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.

Bob Bassler regularly works in his Northridge studio and exhibits his paintings in local galleries. Additional activities involve serving as an elder in his Presbyterian church and on the Dean’s Circle at California State University, Northridge. This year, Lynn and he celebrated their 50 years together, visiting friends from east to west.

Alex Lindsay moved from New York City to a farm 10 miles from Bard. Recently moved again to Hudson—brilliant town! Packaging is still king! www.shoppingbags.com | Susan Mountrey spent

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30 years as a social worker for the City of New York, specializing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, retiring in 1995. Her three children, Andrew, Kiri, and Michael, and four grandchildren keep her busy. | Dalt Wonk’s latest impractical project in a lifetime of impractical projects is Luna Press (lunapress.com), limited editions of fine, original books. Still with Marialice Martin, superb photographer and ex-Bardian (nom de guerre: Josephine Sacabo ’67). Name confusions started on stage, decades ago.

’64 Rikki Ducornet’s second collection of essays, The Deep Zoo, has just been published by Coffee House Press.

’68 Vickisa Feinberg had a solo exhibition, The Vickisa Experience, and was included in (n)collage, curated by Inez Storer, at the Petaluma Art Center. | Stephen Kessler has three books due in the spring of 2015: Where Was I? (prose poems), Need I Say More? (essays), and a translation of Luis Cernuda’s Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems (1924–1949). Stephen’s previous translation, of Cernuda’s Desolation of the Chimera, received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. | Henry Nelson lives in the San Juan Islands of Washington, an archipelago with islands of pristine beauty. Winters are


’63 Carol Butler married Lawrence Gratt in January at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. They travel as much as possible, play bridge when they can, and presently are searching for a house. They hope to stay in La Jolla! | Susan Playfair’s second book, America’s Founding Fruit: The Cranberry in a New Environment, was released in November. The book has been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe, Quincy Patriot Ledger, and several Cape Cod newspapers. An interview on NPR about the book aired on November 24, 2014.

If you would like to be part of your reunion committee, please contact the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs at alumni@bard.edu or 845-758-7089.

’53 Rhoda Levine is teaching at Manhattan School of Music, and two more of her children’s books will be republished by the New York Review of Books in 2015.

’52 Kit Ellenbogen has lived the past 10 years in a continuing care retirement community, which is as close to the Bard community—in which she lived from 1948 to 1952—as she could find. She participates in the resident government, still believing it can make a difference.

’50 65th Reunion: May 22–24, 2015 Please join your classmates at your reunion in May. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Zoe Dana has been living in a retirement community for the past 15 years. During this time, she has written many poems, one of which was published, and, finally, a novel. It is about a young woman who began to study Hebrew in New York City, got entranced by the language, and went to Israel. | Brandon Grove spoke on December 4, 2014, at the German Historical Institute in Washington,

D.C., about his experiences in opening an embassy to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in Berlin. His focus was on the activities of Stasi, the state security organization. | Janet Segal’s son John now runs the family ranch after his father, George Segal, died in 2006. Janet is the president of the Four Winds Foundation and started a weekly nonreligious spiritual meeting. She also has a private psychotherapy practice.

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art by John Duke Kisch ’76, foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. reel art press This comprehensive compilation of posters for African Americans in film—from Europe, Asia, and the United States—illustrates the industry’s historic and cultural range. Images are from The Separate Cinema Archive, the world’s most extensive private collection of black memorabilia, maintained by author and archivist Kisch.

Voicing Subjects: Public Intimacy and Mediation in Kathmandu

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts ’12 Daniel Temkin was recently awarded a 2014 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in the blog category for Esoteric.Codes, which is devoted to programming languages as an art medium. The blog serves to document the history of esolangs (esoteric programming languages) and to bridge the hacker community behind it to the art community at large.

’98 Arpine Konyalian Grenier delivered a paper and poetry reading, “Flow & Fracture in the Poetic Avant Garde, December, 2014,” at the Universitée Libre de Bruxelles international conference. This is the fourth ULB literary project she was invited to. Previous sessions included multidisciplinary discourse on ecopoetics and poetry as translation.

’94 Kim Krause has been named academic dean of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Recently, his work was included in Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting, Parody & Disguise at the Contemporary Arts Center.

by Laura Kunreuther, associate professor of anthropology university of california press Nepal’s recent history has witnessed a revolution to reestablish democracy, Maoist civil war, and the massacre of the royal family. Kunreuther explores two distinct yet aligned formations of voice in Kathmandu—a political voice associated with civic empowerment and collective agency and an intimate voice associated with personal interiority and authentic feeling.

YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation by Cecile E. Kuznitz, associate professor of Jewish history cambridge university press In this first history of YIVO: Institute for Jewish Research, Kuznitz traces how, in the context of profound poverty and anti-Semitism, a group of Eastern European intellectuals built a world-renowned scholarly institution on the forefront of Jewish rights. Documents thought to be destroyed by Hitler and Stalin inform this compelling historical account.

The Logic of Wish and Fear: New Perspectives on Genres of Western Fiction by Benjamin La Farge, professor of English palgrave pivot Drawing on Aristotle and others, La Farge provides insight on literary genres. From Greek to Shakespearean tragedies, from 19th- and 20thcentury British, American, and Russian drama to television and contemporary fiction, this study sheds light on the “emotional logic” of comedy, romance, tragedy, and “mythic fiction.”

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Fishing Stories: A Lifetime of Adventures and Misadventures on Rivers, Lakes, and Seas


by Nick Lyons ’60 skyhorse publishing Lyons offers tales about bass, bluefish, tarpon, and others, as well as portraits of many of the unusual people with whom he has fished. Whether fishing close to home or discovering new waters, Lyons evokes experiences to warm the cockles of the hearts of all who fish.

Mian Sami-Ullah was promoted to deputy director for research and investigation at Environmental Protection Agency Punjab. He supervises two assistant directors and attends to public complaints received from northern districts of Punjab province in Pakistan.

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Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture ’14 Alexandra Casser relocated to Dallas, Texas, where she is working as a development assistant at Dallas Heritage Village. | Maeve Hogan had an abstract

by Mathias Énard, translated from French by Charlotte Mandell ’90 open letter On the streets of Barcelona, Lakhdar—exiled from his family—transforms from boy into man, and from devout Muslim into sinner, against the backdrop of the Arab Spring. This novel, a finalist for the prestigious Prix Goncourt, establishes Énard as one of France’s most important contemporary writers.

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called “Stitching Together a National Identity” accepted for a symposium in March at Colonial Williamsburg. It is a version of her BGC qualifying paper, “Printed Patchwork: Industry and Identity.” | Alison Kowalski’s essay “Art in Everyday Life and the Do-It-Yourself Soviet Fashion of Nadezhda Lamanova” has been awarded the Design History Society postgraduate prize. | Shannon Bell Price is acting assistant dean and visiting associate professor of fashion at Pratt Institute School of Design.

’13 Colin Fanning has been selected as curatorial fellow in the Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The two-year fellowship started in September and will culminate in an exhibition drawn from the PMA’s permanent collection in summer 2016. | Christine Griffiths received an Isaiah Thomas Stipend, awarded by the American Antiquarian Society, to participate in the 2014 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book. She was among five graduate students who attended with professors and librarians from across the country. | Sophie Pitman and Katie Tycz, both Ph.D. students at Cambridge University, are conveners of the university’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) seminar series. The talks are available as podcasts. With Meredyth Winter, a Ph.D. student at Harvard, they visited Granada, Córdoba, and Barcelona.

’12 Sequoia Miller, Quillan Rosen ’11, Genevieve Cortinovis ’10, Alexis Mucha ’07, and Brandy Evans-Culp ’04 participated in the prestigious 2014 Attingham Summer School. Established in 1952, the program offers academics, curators, and design professionals the opportunity to study the architectural and social history of historic houses in Great Britain dating back to the 13th century. BGC alumni/ae represented 10 percent of this year’s class.

’11 Lauren McDaniel will begin her second year in the American civilization Ph.D. program at the University of Delaware, where she continues her study of U.S. cultural history, specifically modernism in graphic design.

’08 Eva Labson participated in a 10-day excursion course to Madrid last summer. It was organized by the University of Bern in conjunction with curatorial staff of the Patrimonio Nacional. Highlights included visits to the Monasterio de Santa María la Real de las Huelgas; the Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial; and the royal palace Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso. 48 class notes

’07 Jennifer Klos, who has been at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) for the past seven years, was promoted from associate curator to curator. She curated a photography exhibition, Herb Ritts: Beauty and Celebrity, and also a contemporary, site-specific installation called Come on Down by New York sculptor Lisa Hoke. Jennifer worked with Michelle Hargrave ’04, curator at the American Federation of Arts, in bringing the exhibition Gods and Heroes to OKCMOA this past summer. | Ann Pyne, BGC executive planning committee member and president of McMillen Inc., curated McMillen Inc.: Nine Decades of Interior Design, which was on view at the New York School of Interior Design. | Rebecca Tilles reports that after almost eight years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she has decided to pursue her Ph.D. at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

’05 Freyja Hartzell, who received her Ph.D. from Yale in 2012, is assistant professor of material and visual culture at Parsons The New School for Design, where she has been teaching both part time and as a postdoctoral fellow since 2009. She traveled to Munich, Dresden, and Berlin, to gather final research for her book, Designs on the Body: The Modern Art of Richard Riemerschmid.

In Memoriam ’43 Philip H. Gordon, 92, died on November 12, 2014, following a long illness. At Bard, he was a John Bard Scholar and managing editor of the Bardian. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, in both Europe and the Pacific. After working as a reporter and editor at various newspapers, he returned to Bard to set up a public relations department. He joined Gordon Brothers, the family jewelry business founded in 1903, which grew into a global investment firm. After he retired in 2001, he cofounded EdVestors, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on urban school improvement, and he remained active with the organization until his death. Gordon was passionate about social justice, education, and opportunity. He and his wife Sandy were philanthropists, serving on boards of such organizations as Facing History and Ourselves; Boston Arts Academy, which named a gallery after him and his wife; and Bard College, where he was an alumni/ae trustee. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, several grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.


Leigh Wishner presented a paper, “Exhibited by the Yard: Fuller Fabrics’ ‘Modern Master’ Textiles in the Museum Context,” at the Textile Society of America’s 14th Biennial Symposium in Los Angeles. The inspiration comes from a group of textiles in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection that were made in collaboration with artists such as Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Dufy, and Léger.

Carol A. (Andrews) Phillips, 88, died on October 19, 2014. Born in New York City, her first job, at age 17, was with publishers Harper & Brothers in Manhattan; her last job before her retirement, at age 81, was as an editor of The Milepost, the Alaska travel guide. She also worked in education and tourism. In 1951, she married Rev. John Phillips, and together, they served the Episcopal Church in New York, Maine, and Alaska. She is survived by her children, Ann, Robert, John, and Cate; nieces Janet, Carrie, and Susan; nephew David; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.



Julie Muniz is a curator at the newly established Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation in Palo Alto, California. Last summer she traveled to Cornwall, England, to sort through the photo archives of British plein air artist Tony Foster, who is known for his series of watercolor diaries created in the world’s great wildernesses.

Floyd Harrison Parkman, 88, died on June 7, 2014, in Exeter, New Hampshire. In 1976, she wed Theodore B. Parkman, and they were married more than 20 years until his death in 1997. She loved the theater, travel, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She was a major advocate for people with dyslexia, and in her 50s started tutoring dyslexic and at-risk children. She is survived by her daughter, Anne; son Kenelm; and grandchildren Kency and Christopher.


’97 Malcolm MacNeil celebrated his 10-year anniversary with Doyle New York, where he is vice president of furniture and decorations and director of the Belle Époque auctions. He teaches a survey class on American and European art glass at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In June, he was appointed a fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass.

’52 Theodore “Ted” J. Flicker, 84, a filmmaker whose eclectic career included the Cold War movie The President’s Analyst—which earned him a Writers Guild of America nomination for best original screenplay—and the ABC comedy Barney Miller, died on September 13, 2014, at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the early 1950s, Flicker

was an original member of the improv comedy troupe Chicago’s Compass Players, in which he performed alongside Elaine May. By the end of the decade, Flicker had written the book and directed the jazz musical The Nervous Set. As a TV writer and director he was involved with episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Streets of San Francisco. Flicker also had the occasional acting gig in 1971’s Night Gallery and as Buffalo Bill Cody in The Legend of the Lone Ranger. After retiring from film and TV, he worked as a sculptor in Santa Fe. He wrote extensively on expressionism and penned the epic novel The Good American. Besides his wife of 48 years, the former Barbara Perkins, survivors include his two brothers, Dr. Marvin Flicker and Robert Flicker. Mimi Mulwitz, 83, died on July 25, 2014. She had a deep love of classical music and was an accomplished pianist. She also had a passion for language and tutored the wives of Japanese businessmen in English, helping them adjust to life in the United States. Many lifelong friendships resulted that lasted well after the women had returned to Japan. Survivors include her children, Peter, Leslie, and John; grandchildren Dylan, Emily, Kira, Pauline, Matthew, Eric, and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.

’60 Warren A. Briggs, 79, died on October 15, 2014. He was the administrative director at the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1991. He received his master’s degree in public health administration from SUNY Albany in 1975. He was an avid sailor and took many family trips to the North Carolina coast. He is survived by his wife, Lorelle; children Jennifer, Jon, and David; grandchildren Nicholas, Paige, Olivia, Jenna, Jessica, and Michael; and great-grandchild Delia.

’63 Peter Fairbanks Barney, 75, died on May 25, 2014, in Stoughton, Massachusetts. His passions included social service and travel. From 1956 to 1958, he traveled around the world. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, and also opened his own custom furniture-making business and made jewelry. At the time of his death, he was still using his social service expertise on behalf of the elders in his building complex. He also taught art at many public schools in the Berkshires. He is survived by his daughter, Lona; granddaughter Abigail; stepdaughters Rebecca, Rachel, and Kimberly; two brothers, Jon and James; and nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

American Dreaming and Other Plays by Chiori Miyagawa, playwright in residence nopassport press Five plays by Miyagawa are connected by visions of how America dreams: merging memory and identity to redefine itself. This haunting and poetic collection includes full-length, one-act (I Have Been to Hiroshima Mon Amour) and two-act (Jamaica Avenue) plays, as well as short works (Yesterday’s Window).

A Talisman in the Darkness: Selected Stories of Olga Orozco translated from Spanish by Mary Berg and Melanie Nicholson, associate professor of Spanish white pine press One of Argentina’s most significant 20th-century writers, Olga Orozco (1920–99) is known for her impressionistic and dreamlike stories. This collection introduces English readers to Orozco’s young narrator, Lía, and her life among the shifting sands and vast landscape of the Pampas.

The Dog by Joseph O’Neill, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Written Arts pantheon An unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in the desert metropolis of Dubai, where he becomes the “family officer” of the capricious, rich Batros family. A comic fable about globalized lives, the novel was listed among the New York Times’s notable books of 2014.

Contributions to Economic Theory, Policy, Development and Finance: Essays in Honor of Jan A. Kregel Edited by Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, president, Levy Economics Institute, and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics palgrave macmillan This collection brings together the work of distinguished Post-Keynesian scholars who have been influenced by the theoretical and public policy work of Levy Institute Senior Scholar Jan Kregel. Contributors address such issues as unemployment, the factors that determine economic expansion, and the impact of financial crises on systemic stability.

American Spirit: An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution by James Rodewald ’82 sterling epicure Rodewald, a veteran Gourmet magazine journalist, traveled the country talking to the intrepid characters at the heart of America’s exploding craft distilling industry. He reveals the challenges and rewards of their hard work, and tastes the delicious spirits they make.

Good Girl by Sarah Tomlinson ’95 gallery books In this coming-of-age memoir, writer, journalist, and rock critic Tomlinson tells the story of her unconventional childhood growing up with her mother on “The Land,” a communal 100-acre property in Maine, and how her tempestuous relationship with her inconstant yet coveted bohemian father shaped—and often devastated—her life.

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Ellen (Lindy) Sutton died on January 30, 2015, in Boston following a long illness. She majored in English literature. An artist and a photographer, Sutton loved her time at Bard: from her hand-written acceptance letter to being able to travel back and forth between Bard and New York City. She is survived by her partner of 34 years, Richard Schwartz.

Cornelia “Connie” Bard Fowle, 65, died on August 5, 2014, from complications following heart surgery. Fowle grew up on the Bard campus, living in Sands House with her parents. She spent much of her working life at the College, first at the Post Office, then the Stevenson Library, as well as with the Higher Education Opportunity Program. She earned an M.P.A. from SUNY’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and later led the Public Administration Comprehensive Education Project at Dutchess Community College. She was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service by the State of New York in 1996, and was the 1999 recipient of Bard’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service. “Bard was the place where I became excited about growth and learning, where I gained confidence in my own abilities, where I learned to think critically, seeing the world not in black and white, but in shades of gray,” she said when she received the Dewey Award. She served on the board of Dutchess Outreach, helping low-income families, and was a member of the Dutchess County Women’s Action Committee and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill. According to President Leon Botstein, “She was a dedicated advocate of low-income and at-risk families in Dutchess County, championing for the education and basic needs of those less fortunate.” She is survived by her husband, Jon; son Seth; brothers Robert ’66 and Richard Bard; and two nieces.

Bettina E. Hajagos died on December 11, 2014, of breast cancer. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rinat Neuroscience Corporation in San Francisco. In 2011 she earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was beloved by many, including her fellow Bardians Christine Newman, Claire Diamond, Stephanie Perez, Caroline Frauman, and Grace Kurland. Survivors include her husband Nathan Kugland, as well as cousins Christina Hajagos-Clausen ’92, Katrina Karolin Hajagos ’97, and Janos Hajagos ’99.

’70 Gary Haber, 68, died on June 22, 2014, in Poughkeepsie. He was a public fire adjuster, as well as an adventurer known for his charm and charisma. Such qualities helped distract his fellow poker players at the Mohegan Sun casino and allowed him to win numerous bridge championships. Haber’s charm also helped snag the most beautiful 17-year-old he had ever seen at Bard College, Martha Simpson Haber, whom he married and started a legacy that continues through his five children, David, Rachael, Ben, Sara, and Zack; and seven grandchildren, Esther, Ella, Elijah, Caleb, Xander, Grace, and Jack.

’75 Amy Natkins Lipton, 60, died in January. An attorney, she served as general counsel at CUC International and deputy general counsel at the former Cendant Corporation. Lipton attended Boston University School of Law and Brandeis University. Known for her generosity and philanthropy, she chaired committees and served on the board of numerous organizations, including the Polyphony Foundation, Friends of Ofanim, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, UJA/Federation of Greenwich, Literacy Volunteers of Stamford/ Greenwich, Temple Sholom of Greenwich, and the Museum of Art and Design, New York City, among others. Her life centered around family and friends and on trying to make the world a better place. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard; daughter, Lianna; son, Justin; sisters Priscilla and Mara; and several nieces and nephews.

’76 Harold T. Brew III, 59, died on August 14, 2014, after a long bout with leukemia. He charmed everyone at Bard with his warm spirit and comedic antics, and he successfully translated these talents to trial work in New York City and Long Island, earning respect and admiration from colleagues, clients, and opposing counsel. He also found time for pro bono work. His Bard friends, career friends, and family all miss him deeply, and always will. He is survived by his daughter, Kaite, and many others.

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’01 Shonali Choudhury, 34, died at home in Miami on November 14, 2014, of a brain tumor. She remembered Bard as a time of enduring friendships, where she discovered her mission in life. As a child, she wanted to be a doctor. In college, she decided to study social problems that affect health. After graduation, she worked with the Newark EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council and earned a Ph.D. in public health at University of California, Los Angeles, where she was awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for outstanding work on women’s health. Her research for her dissertation on sex workers in Tijuana reflected her commitment to women’s rights and helping disadvantaged populations gain access to health care. After graduation, she worked with the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford, Connecticut, and as an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami. She is remembered for her love of animals, gourmet cooking, and her bright smile and loyalty to friends. She is survived by her parents, Parimal and Barbara; brother Shubin; niece Shaila; and nephew Yamir.

’11 Andreas Robbins, 25, died in December 2014. He was the brother of Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, assistant professor of anthropology. He will be remembered as a vibrant life force who inspired people with his integrity, generosity, and ability to laugh and make others laugh. In addition to his sister, survivors include his parents, Elsa Stamatopoulou and Bruce Robbins, and a large extended family in Europe and the United States.

Staff James “Jim” J. Gallagher, 67, died on August 12, 2014, at his home in Red Hook. He had worked in Bard College’s telecommunications department since 1995, and made friends in almost every division on campus. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in New York City, and served in the U.S. Navy beginning in 1966, ending with an honorable discharge in 1970. He worked for New York Telephone Company before joining Bard. He loved to play golf, and had a much appreciated sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Lynn.

Faculty ’94 Robert Cutler, 42, former assistant professor of biology, died on August 22, 2014, of primary biliary cirrhosis, an autoimmune disease of the liver. He taught at Bard from 2000 through 2007, developing courses and research based on his expertise in computing, mathematics, physics, and biology. Cutler received his Ph.D. in computational biophysics at Vanderbilt University, then moved to Bard to initiate a program in the then-new field of bioinformatics. After Bard, he worked at Chiang Mai University in northern Thailand for several years. He returned to the United States and became a professor of physics at Edison State College in Florida. He was a recipient of the 1990

Bard Distinguished Scientist Scholarship, honored with the Gold Congressional Award, and received many scholarships, grants, and fellowships. He received a patent for genetic identification in 2000, and was a Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellow in 2003. He spent the summer of 2005 on a Fulbright Fellowship in Thailand. He spoke Thai fluently and helped the hill tribe people develop a legal position in Thai society. He is survived by his wife, Wilawan Cutler; sons Tyler and William; parents Marcia and Robert; and brother Jonathan. Jacob Grossberg, 82, professor emeritus of sculpture, died in August 2014 at his home in Milan, New York. Born in Luboml, Poland, he fled the Nazis as a child and came to New York City with his family. Instead of following in the footsteps of 18 generations of rabbis, he studied art, became a body builder, and in the 1950s, served in Korea. He received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 1964, and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. He taught sculpture, art history, and drawing at several Northeast colleges in the ’60s and then at Bard from 1969 to 1996, where he helped develop the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts summer program in 1981. He was a mentor to generations of students, an involved community member respected for his opinions, and active in developing the Bard Division of the Arts. According to Richard Gordon, professor of psychology, “Jake was a prominent figure in a group of larger-than-life personalities that offered proof that you were not just ‘teaching your subject’ at Bard. He was a dynamic figure, and his legendary humor was potentially intimidating, if you didn’t realize that it was in fact humor.” Ben Boretz, professor emeritus of music at Bard, added, “Jake personified the ethos of a generation of artists who identified with working-class intellectuals, rather than upper-class intellectuals. The loss of that tone of voice, more than a personal style, or social facade, is the real cultural loss I feel.” Critics considered his metal sculptures on a par with contemporaries David Smith and Theodore Roszak. He had many solo exhibitions in New York City and his work is in a wide variety of collections. An example of his work is permanently installed on campus in front of the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. He is survived by his wife, Diane Sisson Baldwin ’66. Thurley Rae “Randy” Randolph, former professor of sociology, died on September 24, 2014. At Bard from 1964 to 1976, she was chair of the Sociology Department, and was instrumental in developing the Women’s Studies Program. Randolph was also director of education for the Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York City, and a director of The Experiment in International Living. Born in Buffalo,

she was a longtime resident of Germantown, and owned and operated businesses in Dutchess and Columbia Counties, including a French restaurant in Rock City, and antique shops in Hudson, Rhinebeck, and Red Hook. Her companion, Daun Davern, died in 2002.

Friends Murray Liebowitz, 86, died on December 1, 2014. He was born in Manhattan, and grew up helping his father run the family hotel in the Catskills. He had great natural business acumen and achieved success at everything from selling eggs and real estate to trading on the stock exchange. He was deeply committed to the value of higher education, and served first as a member, then as vice president, of the Board of Overseers of Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, his daughter Suzanne’s alma mater. He was also a life trustee of Bard College. His gifts to Simon’s Rock provided essential support to its annual fund, scholarship, endowment, and building projects—including the construction of the Liebowitz Arts and Humanities Center and the Liebowitz Center for International Studies—and establishment of the Murray Liebowitz and the Lena Liebowitz Scholarships. He and his wife Patti supported many other worthy causes, including American Friends of Torah b’Yisrael, the Anti-Defamation League, and Women in Distress of Broward County. He loved good food and wine and was a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs society. Predeceased by his wife, survivors include his children, Howard Liebowitz, Sheldon Liebowitz, Susan Rindner, Suzanne Klimek, and Pamela Palumbo; and grandchildren Bryan, Justin, and Lauren Rindner; Nicole Liebowitz; and Zachary and Michael Palumbo.

Jerusalem. He joined the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and in the late 1940s, served in the paramilitary Haganah movement that fought for Israeli independence from British rule. He and his wife emigrated to New York City in the 1950s. Vromen later joined IBM, where he worked until retiring in 1990. He was fluent in Dutch, French, German, and Hebrew, and had classical training in Latin and Greek. In his retirement, he taught Hebrew, Dutch, and yoga at Bard. In addition to Suzanne, his wife of more than 60 years, he is survived by his children Galina and Jonathan, and grandson Adam Benjamin Pely.

Edward “Ned” V. Regan, 84, died on October 18, 2014. He was the New York State comptroller from 1979 to 1993, when he resigned to become president of the Levy Economics Institute, a position he held from April 1993 until December 1994. He later served as a policy adviser to the Institute. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children from a previous marriage; two sisters; two brothers; and several grandchildren. Benjamin Vromen, 93, died on March 10, 2015. He was the husband of Suzanne Vromen, professor emerita of sociology. Vromen was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, and left two months before the German invasion. He settled, with his parents, in what was then British Palestine, where he completed his bachelor’s degree and doctorate in inorganic chemistry at Hebrew University of

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honor roll of donors Dear Alumni/ae, Parents, and Friends: This year’s Honor Roll of Donors is a public acknowledgment of the generosity of all those who made a contribution to Bard in the last fiscal year. I encourage you to look closely at the names here. In this list we see both the history and the future of the College. I am deeply grateful to all. Each and every one of you can be truly proud of what we have built together. I see names that I have known since I first came to Bard 40 years ago: alumni/ae and faculty who were the early leaders of the College, students I taught in class and whose careers I have followed since they graduated. I see Bard parents and grandparents and the members of the governing boards who lead the College today. I see colleagues, friends, and family. All gifts to Bard, of any size, directly affect the lives of students. Last year Bard raised more than $59 million from 3,678 donors, an extraordinary testament to the devotion of our supporters. These funds have allowed us to award more than $40 million in financial aid to deserving students and maintain our commitment to excellence in the faculty in Annandale, throughout the country, and across the world. In 2014, Bard’s classroom experience was singled out as one of the best in the country—and while polls and surveys are not to be relied upon, in this case they are right. Bard’s curriculum and educational experience are something to be proud of, as evidenced by an increasing applicant pool. However, Bard and its network of programs—from the arts, to international education, to the Bard High School Early Colleges and the Bard Prison Initiative—cannot be sustained without the support of all the donors listed here. Since there are many worthy and competing causes, we are fortunate to have such loyal and generous donors. We are grateful that everyone here made the choice to support Bard. Some have given consistently for 50 years. Others have made their first gift this year upon graduation. All of us at Bard offer our thanks. Cordially,

Leon Botstein

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Donors by Giving Societies Coronam Vitae $1,000,000+ Anonymous + Dr. László Z. Bitó ’60 and Olivia Cariño Hon. Anne Cox Chambers + Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander + Marieluise Hessel and Edwin L. Artzt + Lynda and Stewart Resnick + Charles P. Stevenson Jr. and Alexandra Kuczynski + Susan Weber + President’s Circle $500,000–999,999 Jeanne Donovan Fisher + Martin T. and Toni Sosnoff + Founder’s Circle $100,000–499,999 Anonymous (4) + Helen and Roger Alcaly + Carolyn Marks Blackwood + Prof. Burt Brody Stanley Buchthal and Maja Hoffmann + Michelle R. Clayman + Mr. Arnold J. Davis ’44 + Gale and Shelby Davis + Paul S. and Susan Efron Estate of Louisa E. Fish ’59 Pamela and George F. Hamel Jr. + Audrey M. Irmas + Emily Tow Jackson Dr. Herbert J. Kayden* + Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kellner + Estate of Lenore Latimer Estate of Marilyn J. LaVine Sandy and Barbara Lewis + Murray Liebowitz +* Jennifer and Marc Lipschultz + Lisa Lourie Robert W. Lourie Wendy Neu + Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr. + Karen Ranucci and Michael Ratner + Estate of Barbara Schwartz Marilyn and Jim Simons + Prof. Alan N. Sussman + Felicitas S. Thorne + Leonard Tow Jeffrey W. and Laura H. Ubben + Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Weiss Laura-Lee Woods Scholar’s Circle $50,000–99,999 Anonymous (2) Bruce H. and Terri S. Alpert Jennifer and Jonathan H. Cohen Andrea S. Colombel and Eric Colombel M. and Mme. Michel David-Weill Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg + Marguerite S. Hoffman + Ruth Keating-Lockwood ’92 Mrs. Mortimer Levitt + Patricia and Peter Nadosy + Bruce Ratner and Dr. Pamela Lipkin + Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha + Mr. and Mrs. Philip Yang Jr.

Fellow $25,000–49,999 Anonymous Kathryn Keller Anderson and Scott Anderson + Anthony Barrett and Donna Landa + Helen ’48 and Robert L. Bernstein + Dr. Leon Botstein and Barbara Haskell + Alexandre and Lori Chemla + Anne E. Delaney Estate of John A. Dierdorff + Michael K. Douglas Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg + Kit Kauders Ellenbogen ’52 + James and Nancy Grosfeld + Agnes Gund + Andrew and Barbara Gundlach Michael D. Haddad + Robert S. Halper Jennifer U. Johnson + Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan + Dr. Barbara Kenner + Geraldine and Kit Laybourne + Estate of Louise Tachau Schulman ’51 + Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz + Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Selz + Lisa Stern + Alison M. and James A. von Klemperer + Richard W. Wortham III + Anita and Poju Zabludowicz Tewksbury Roundtable $10,000–24,999 Anonymous (6) + Roland Augustine + John C. and Julia P. Begley + Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Bernard Sallie and Thomas Bernard + Sybil B. Bernstein + Cornelia S. Bessie + Christopher W. Brody Louis W. and Mabel H. Cabot Iris Cantor Robin Chaurasiya Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer George L. Condo Joan K. Davidson + Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo de Las Heras + Thomas Dengler ’61 Robert C. Edmonds ’68 + David Ellenbogen Robert and Jean Elliott Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg + Armand Bartholomew Erpf Cornelia Erpf-Forsman ’90 Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen + Estate of Richard B. Fisher + James Friedlich and Melissa Stern Luis Garcia-Renart Barbara Gladstone Robert A. Goldfarb ’59 + Eric Warren Goldman ’98 + Marian Goodman + Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins + Estate of Ernest Henderson III + Michele L. Hertz ’81 and Lawrence B. Friedman + Tessa Huxley and Andrew Reicher + Elizabeth S. Jackson Martin Kahn Susan and Roger Kennedy + Julia Klein ’09 Ling Kwan ’93 Edna and Gary Lachmund +

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Dr. Nancy Leonard and Dr. Lawrence Kramer + Prof. and Mrs. Mark Lytle + Amy and Thomas O. Maggs + Dimitri and Rania Papadimitriou + D. Miles Price + Stanley A. ’65 and Elaine Reichel + Fred L. Rush Jodi and Marc Schneider + Gregg Seibert + William S. ’68 and Claire E. Sherman + Jennifer and Jonathan T. Soros Melissa Schiff Soros + Robert Soros + Judy and Michael H. Steinhardt Vesna Straser ’95 and Brandon K. Weber ’97 + Seran and Ravi Trehan + Beth Uffner + Illiana van Meeteren + Margo and Anthony Viscusi + Iwan Wirth Millie and Robert Wise + Stephen M. Wolf Eric Wong Warden’s Society $5,000–9,999 Anonymous + Ellen and Kenneth Aidekman + Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 and Dr. Jerome Haller + Maria A. Baird and George J. Cotsirilos + Vivian Haime Barg Valerie B. Barr and Susan Yohn + Thomas R. Berner Esq. + Jack A. Blum ’62 + Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Brant Edward Lee Cave + Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros + Stanley Cohen David E. and Ide W. Dangoor Verónica Hernández de Chico Michael J. Del Giudice and Jaynne Keyes Beth Rudin DeWoody + Karen B. and Robert H. Durovich Estate of Rev. Lyford P. Edwards + Deborah B. and Philip D. English Nancy H. Feinberg Britton Fisher S. Asher Gelman ’06 + Richard Gilder Susan H. Gillespie Dr. Terry S. Gotthelf Barbara S. Grossman ’73 and Michael Gross + Boriana Handjiyska ’02 + Irene Hollister + David W. Kaiser and Rosemary Corbett + Gayle Kelmenson Martin Kenner and Camilla Smith + Christopher W. and Parthenia R. Kiersted + Cynthia M. Kracht Christine Kwiatkowski and Robert Abraham Barnett + Dr. Givi Lauren Martin P. Levy Glenn Ligon + Jane K. Lombard + Elisa Loti Charles and Mary Macksoud Dr. Michael J. Maresca ’86 + Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline Peter F. McCabe ’70 +

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


Christopher J. and Jamie L. McGurk + Constance McPhee + Barbara Miral ’82 and Alberto Gatenio + Grace and Shepard Morgan + Barbara and Howard Morse + Hank Muchnic ’75 Jeffrey and Ora Nadrich + Roger Netzer and Francie Campbell Jim and Talila O’Higgins + E. Scott Osborne and Jeffrey L. Schwartz Carol S. and Mitchell C. Pratt Janice H. Rabinowitz ’51 Joy E. Reese Bob and Margaret Reily Donna and David Reis Frederick W. Richmond Michael Ringier Florence and Robert A. Rosen Rick Rosenthal and Nancy Stephens + Cathy M. and Harry M. Rubin Paul F. and Peggy Schubert + David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 + Prof. Peter and Eve Sourian + Gabriella Sperry Geoffrey E. Stein ’82 + Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ’66 + Robert B. and Toni Strassler + David Teiger +* Dr. Siri von Reis + Shelby White + Coram Williams and Juliane Fuerst Dominica Yang Yu and Trevor Yang Michael Zilkha Bard College Council $2,500–4,999 Anonymous (6) + Jan and Warren J. Adelson + John and Peggy Bader Stephanie and John Barksdale Mercedes T. Bass Eva Thal Belefant ’49 + Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 + Prof. Mario Bick and Diana Brown + Aviva and Charles Blaichman Robert Blumenthal Kay Brover and Arthur Bennett Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro + Kathleya Chotiros ’98 + Michael and Sharon Day Daniel Desmond ’00 Hester Diamond + Malia K. Du Mont ’95 + Edward W. Fischer ’65 Edward Flower Larry Fuchsman and Dr. Janet Strain + James E. Fuentes ’98 Raghida A. Ghandour Jeffrey R. Glass Elissa Goldstone ’07 + Jane Mack Gould Barbara Lemperly Grant Matthew M. Guerreiro and Christina Mohr + Amy and Ronald Guttman Gary E. Handel and Kathleen TunnellHandel Marilyn Hastings-Kern and Daniel Kern-Blau Margaret Hempel + Alan Hilliker and Vivien Liu + Donna and Carroll Janis Max Kenner ’01 + Abraham M. Lackman Kord and Ellen Lagemann +

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Martin Langfield + Amy Natkins Lipton ’75* and Richard Lipton + Bonnie Loopesko and Daniel Shapiro Janine Luke Lauriel H. Marger Patricia J. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Gregor Medinger + Mollie Meikle ’03 + Richard and Ronay Menschel + Attilio Meucci Mona Pine Monroe ’52 + Sarah Rogers Morris ’13 Stephen R. Nelson + Dr. Daniel R. O’Connor + Karen G. Olah ’65 + Kenneth Olshansky and Margot Owett Edmund F. and Jane M. Petty Estate of William Pitkin ’49 + Melanie B. Powers and Frederic B. Presbrey Jennifer L. Reck ’94 Ilene Resnick ’87 and Daniel Weiss ’87 Andrea Rosen + Robert Andrew Ross ’09 + Eliza and Jim Rossman + James G. Salvucci ’86 + Joan A. Schaffer ’75 + Karen and Robert G. Scott Janet Zimmerman Segal ’50 + Rosalind S. Seneca Kambiz Shekdar Sarah and Howard Solomon + Jerry I. Speyer Allan and Ronnie Streichler + Olivier te Boekhorst ’93 Judith Tolkow and Leland Woodbury + Dr. Elisabeth F. Turnauer-Derow Edith Van Slyck and James Hammond Enzo Viscusi Merida Welles and Chip Holman + Aida and Albert Wilder + Irene Zedlacher + St. Stephen’s Society $1,000–2,499 Anonymous (10) + Susan and André Aciman + Mr. and Mrs. Ben Alexander Brooke Alexander Robert ’53 and Marcia Amsterdam + Nada Andric and James Goettsch Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch Margaret Arent and Timothy O’Shea Joshua J. Aronson + Mary I. Backlund and Virginia Corsi + Donald Baier ’67 and Marjorie Mann ’68 + Ian and Margaret Ball + Alexander and Margaret Bancroft + Nancy Banks and Stephen Penman + Dr. Scott B. Baron ’74 Robert C. ’57 and Lynn A. Bassler + Nancy K. and Dr. Peter S. Bauer + Allan A. and Melissa G. Baumgart Leigh Beery and Jonathan Tunick ’58 + Jordan Berkowitz ’03 + Laurie A. ’74 and Stephen H. Berman ’74 + Malcolm Bilson ’57 Sandra and Dr. A. John Blair III Paula Fuchs Blasier ’68 + Joanne Blum Brian D. Bonnar ’77 + Tom Borden and Gail Gabiati Stefania Bortolami Joe Bostian and Leslie Coons Bostian

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Lesley Botkin ’89 Fred Bratman Dr. Alan S. Brenner and Mrs. Ronni C. Brenner ’64 + Patrice M. and Stuart Bressman Laurel Meinig Brewster ’71 + Carrie M. and Edward C. Brittenham Mary Jane and Charles Brock Craig and Camille Broderick C. Ann and James Brudvig + Reginald Bullock Jr. ’84 + Thomas M. Burger and Andree Robert Bruce and Bettina Buschel + Gerard F. Butler John Canney and Sonia Laudi Amy Cappellazzo + Barbara B. Castelli + Dave Chase + Ellen Chesler and Matthew J. Mallow + Melissa L. Chevalier ’92 + Andrew Y. Choung ’94 + Anastasia Christman ’91 Dr. H. Louis Clinton Jr. Jim and Jane Cohan + Pilar Conde and Alfonso Lledo-Perez Erin Coryell ’99 Dr. George M. Coulter ’51 John J. Coyne ’00 + Kevin Curry Blythe Danner ’65 + Thomas Joseph Deegan Day + Richard A. and Dr. Barbara Knowles Debs + Kim DesMarais ’73 Anne Wellner de Veer ’62 + Erin R. DeWard ’86 and Ioannis Tsakos ’87 + Drs. Karen C. Diaz and Joseph E. Johnson Dr. William T. Dickens ’76 + Jacob and Suzanne Doft + Judy Donner ’59 Amy K. and David Dubin + John and Denise Dunne + Michael F. Dupree Laurel Durst Douglas Eads Deborah Elkind and Gregory Shatan + Anthony M. ’82 and Kristina E. ’83 Ellenbogen + James and Carol Elliott Edmund and Joanne Ellis + Wendy R. Epstein and James G. Steiker Sarah M. Everitt ’92 Beverly Fanger and Dr. Herbert S. Chase Jr. Karen L. Feldman ’91 Robert A. Feldman Kay Leigh Ferguson Brett H. Fialkoff ’88 Cormac J. Flynn ’90 Kevin R. Foster ’92 and Donna Jarvis + Kate Fowle Andrew F. Fowler ’95 and Amanda Burrows-Fowler ’98 + Drs. David S. Fox and Lydia D. Thompson Phyllis E. Frank Dr. Richard G. Frank ’74 + Gregg E. and Jean A. Frankel + Dr. Richard C. Friedman ’61 + Shelly S. Friedman Ford and Mari Fujii + Michael and Irene Gakin Christine Gasparich ’08 and John Hambley ’06 Anne Germanacos Linda and Richard S. Gesoff Omar Gharzeddine and Hala Schourair +

Jay Golan and Rabbi Barat Ellman + Stephanie A. Goldfine + Nancy Golladay ’73 Barbara Gollob Eric Gordon ’14 Jason A. and Ursula Gregg Catherine A. Grillo ’82 Lawrence C. Grossman ’85 + Catherine Gund + Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Amar and Padmini Gupta + Thomas and Bryanne Hamill + Nancy C. Hass and Bob Roe + Sanford Heller Tom Heman and Janelle Reiring Susan Hendrickson Theodore Hepp Barbara S. Herst ’52 + Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Herzner + Marcus Hewitt Dr. Ann Ho ’62 and Harry Harper + Melanie Holcomb and Douglas T. Shapiro Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders + Suzanne B. Holzberg Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley Frederic K. and Elena Howard + Peter Howell Joan M. Hutchins Anne E. Impellizzeri + Roger D. Isaacs ’49 + Estate of David R. Johns ’15 + Charles S. Johnson III ‘70 and Sondra Rhoades Johnson + Peter A. Joseph John S. M. Katzenbach ’72 + Richard Katzman Gale D. Kaufman and Michael Van Biema Dennis J. and Jennifer M. Kelly Dr. Katrena and Mr. Randall Kennedy Marguerite and Robert Kenner The Keon-Vitale Family + Frederick R. and Rose Kessler + Erica Kiesewetter + Andrew and Linda Kittler James Klosty Daniel J. Korich Richard Kortright and Claudia Rosti Kenneth Kosakoff ’81 + Elaine M. and Richard M. Krim Roy and Amy Kulick Wonmi Kwon Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Christine LaSala Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder + Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law + Erin J. Law ’93 + Robert N. Lear ’64 Camilla Lee and Jared Snyder M. Michael Lerner + Dr. Michael A. Lerner + Amala and Eric Levine + Ralph S. Levine ’62 + Ivy Beth Lewis Mark Lewis Timothy H. Lewis ’10 + Dr. William V. Lewit ’52 and Gloria Lewit + Dorothy Lichtenstein Dr. Ilya Lipkin Scott W. Lithgow ’80 Anthony F. Lockwood ’94 Christina and James Lockwood + Hollis Logan and Robert Weinberg + Bryan I. and Leslie W. Lorber Patrick Malleolo Susan C. Mann ‘78 +

Barbara and William Maple + Mary B. Marcy Matthew Marks Robert B. Marrow ’62 + David J. Marshall David Matias + Liese Mayer ’05 + Vera Mayer + Sarah E. McDonald and Dr. Mark D. Moreland Robert Z. Melnick ’70 Lynne Meloccaro ’85 + Erin L. and Michael E. Menatian Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Menken Geraldine Fabrikant Metz + Michael M. Miller ’63* + Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron + David Monn Elizabeth R. and Gary J. Munch + Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray + Chris Larsen Nelson ’73 + Leslie M. Nelson Anna Neverova ’07 + Andrea G. and Christopher H. Nielsen Martha J. Olson + Alexandra Ottaway Jonathan and Robin Painter Dr. Richard Pargament ’65 + Jeanine S. and Ronald M. Pastore Jr. + Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Payton + Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas + Chris Pettker and Hope Metcalf + Margrit and Albrecht Pichler + Steven Pikelny ’11 Lucas Pipes ’08 and Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden ’09 + Robert S Pirie * Susan Pollack ’70 + Arabella Powell Lorna H. Power William C. Power ’83 Gregory H. Quinn Debra Raskin Barbara B. Reis + Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman + Jan Marie Rizzuti Susan F. Rogers James P. and Linda Rosenbloom + Barbara and Jonathan Roth + Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn Amy Sackin + Elaine B. Sargent + Jeffrey Scales Donna and Steven Schragis David A. Schulz + Philippe Segalot Elisabeth Semel ’72 and James Thomson + Ronald D. and Stephanie W. Sernau Kendall Serota ’04 + Judith A. Shepherd ’69 + John D. and Marsha A. Shyer + Sarah L. Singh Ellynne Skove + Ian Slome Courtney Smith + Stephen H. Smith + Ted Snowdon Dr. Ingrid A. Spatt ’69 + Elizabeth M. Stafford Joseph A. Stanco Jr. ’99 + Selda Steckler ’48 + Robert C. Stempel ’52 and Razelle S. Stempel + Darcy Stephens Kristen Stevens +

Walter E. Swett ’96 + Emily Tarsell + Alice J. Tenney and Bernard Wiesenberg + Lynn Thommen + Governor Tipton and Julia Saunders + Judith Tolkow and Leland Woodbury + Elizabeth Farran Tozer and W. James Tozer Jr. Gordon VeneKlasen + Beth Wachter Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner + Joan Canter Weber + Laura E. and Jay M. Weinman + Jann S. Wenner Rosemary and Noel Werrett + Dr. Stephen A. Wertheimer ’59 + Hon. Rebecca Westerfield David Wetherill + Barbara Jean Weyant + Maureen A. Whiteman and Lawrence J. Zlatkin + Wheelock Whitney III David and Joan Sylvester Wise + Robin M. Wright and Ian Reeves Friends $500–999 Anonymous (5) + Joseph Ahern and Leland Midgette + James Akerberg and Larry Simmons + Jamie Albright Dr. Carlos J. Alonso and Anne E. Lubell James and Margaret Anderson + Claire Angelozzi ’74 + Margeret Atkinson and Rafael Angel Soto Sr. Kathleen Augustine + Richard Bogart Barber and Ann Hathaway Schaetzel + Jonathan and Roberta Baum Joshua A. Bell ’98 + Susan Bell and Philip Hart + Sandra Bendfeldt + Brendan Berg ’06 + Camilla Dietz Bergeron Daniel S. Berthold Harriet Bloch and Evan Sakellarios Michael J. Blum ’13 Ellen Blye Suzanne Bocanegra and David Lang Ellen Bogdonoff and Jeffrey A. Horwitz + Heather Borstein Clara Botstein Sarah Botstein and Bryan Doerries + Daniel J. Brassard ’84 + Jane A. Brien ’89 + Warren A. Briggs ‘60 + Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond J. Learsy + Alfred Buff and Lenore Nemeth + Gary P. Buonanno and Susan M. Danaher + Bob Bursey and Leah Cox Jay E. Cantor Anne Jennings Canzonetti ’84 and Matthew Canzonetti ’84 + Constance R. Caplan + Pia Carusone ’03 + Fu-Chen Chan + Charles B. Clancy III ’69 + Richard D. Cohen Michael Conforti + Peter J. Criswell ’89 + John Patrick Curry Moira G. Curtain and Dr. Karun K. Singh

Liz Cutler and Tom Kreutz + Sofia Hernandex Chong Cuy ’00 Melissa and Oscar David Cheryl L. Davis-Noe ’73 Steven M. Dawson Jason Del Col ’95 Willem F. De Vogel Michael DeWitt ’65 and Wenny DeWitt + Adolfo Diaz Tambra Lee Dillon Ty G. Donaldson ’92 + Rt. Rev. Herbert A. and Mary Donovan Gordon Douglas Susannah B. Dunlap ’94 Drs. John Dunne and Jenifer Lloyd Virginia Dwan Susan and Lloyd Ecker Anita Eliot and Harvey Epstein Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Petra Epperlein and David Tucker Susan and Tim Ettenheim Daniel M. Faber and Dr. Rachelle L. Shaw + Randy Faerber ’73 + Susan L. and Edward J. Falk Juli Falkof Nicole J. Fanarjian ’90 + Naomi B. Feldman ’53 + Jack Fenn ’76 + Larry and Marilyn Fields Gaia Filicori ’07 + Martha J. Fleischman Allessandra and Antonio Foglia Janice and William Forsyth + Raymond Foye Elizabeth C. Frankel ’01 + Ann and Robert Freedman Marilyn and Lawrence Friedland Adriana Friedman + Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 + William and Lucy Friedman Mario J. Gabelli Robert Gamble and Martha Miller Drs. Elizabeth A. Garofalo and Jeffrey S. Warren Jane Heidgerd Garrick ’94 Emma Gaudio ‘09 and Alex Gaudio ’10 + Joshua S. Geraghty ’02 Helena and Christopher Gibbs + Laura and William Glasgall + Emel Glicksman and Justin B. Israel Benjamin Godsill Amy A. ‘90 and Benjamin J. ’91 Goldberg + Michael and Anne Golden Drs. Holly Gordon and David Pearce Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin + Nan and David Greenwood + Dr. Eva Griepp and Dr. Randall Griepp Susan F. Gutow ’63 + Mary L. Gwynn and Mark D. Rossen Pamela Hanson + Najm Haq Michele Beiny Harkins and Michael Harkins Frederic Harwood David and Nancy Hathaway James Hayden + Thomas D. Hecht Peter Herman ’73 Jody A. and Todd D. Hirsch Jeremy Hockenstein and Joanna Samuels Stephen Horowitz + Dr. Dwayne Huebner + Amy Husten and James Haskin + Peter M. Irwin ’67

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Lisa Isaacs ’84 + Robert A. Jensen ’68 + Amy Bachelder Jeynes and Scott Jeynes ’90 + Kathleen B. Jones Ph.D. Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki + Blaine K. Keller ’09 Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels + John and Mary Kelly + Michael Kelly Chris Kendall ‘82 Anton Kern Stephen J. Kessler ‘68 + J. P. Kingsbury ‘03 + Dr. Seymour and Harriet Koenig + Charlotte H. and Simon P. Kooyman Peter Kosewski ‘77 and John Dennis Anderson Neil A. Kotey ‘91 + Trudy C. Kramer + Jill and Peter Kraus + Yael Krinsky ‘14 Mara Kurka + Garry Kvistad + Warren B. Lammert Drs. Cynthia and Stephen LaMotte + Kim J. Landsman Alison L. and John C. Lankenau + Janet and L. D. Larose Ramon Lascano Jeff and Joannie Levenson Cynthia Hirsch Levy ‘65 + Moira Eva Lewandowski Margot R. and Robert A. Lewis Maureen Lewis and Lewis Thornton + Shan Li and Lei Mao Robert Longo and Barbara Longo Sukowa + George P. Lynes II ‘65 + Jane R. Rady Lynes ‘63 + Amelia Manderscheid Claire and Chris Mann Paul Marcus ‘76 and Katherine Juda + Mark Mason ‘84 + Anna Rose Mathieson ‘99 William May Amie McEvoy + Dr. Sara C. Mednick ‘94 Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn David Michaelis and Nancy Steiner Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels + William P. Miller Ursula J. Mitra Sheila M. Moloney ‘84 and Prof. John Pruitt + David L. and Diana L. Moore Sarah Mosbacher ‘04 + Kimberly A. Moser Joanne and Richard Mrstik Paula R. Muesse Ridaa and Sarah Murad ‘04 Nell Family Eric and Tina Nelson Marion Nestle + Melanie B. Nicholson + Steven Nussbaum ‘83 Susan F. Obrecht Suzanne Rand O’Callaghan and Brian O’Callaghan Elizabeth J. and Sevgin Oktay + Joey O’Loughlin Marilyn and Peter Oswald + Melinda Florian Papp + Karen and Vincent Parrinello Sylvia Pereli Lisa C. Philip Arlene H. Pollack +

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


Annie Louise and Mark Poor Paul Popenoe Jr. Abhay Puskoor ‘08 + Ann Pyne ‘07 + John and Claire Reid + Jane L. Richards + Steven B. Richards ‘72 + Amy C. Rick ‘81 Marguerite Rodgers + Dr. Joan Shufro Rosenblatt ‘56 + Stephen Rustow Mary Sabbatino Lynne Sachs and Mark Street ‘86 Regina and Dennis Santella Louise A. Sarezky ‘66 + Deborah A. and Stephen G. Scholl + Barbara and Dick Schreiber Annabelle M. Selldorf Henry Seltzer ‘06 + Hildi and Richard Silbert Amy Sillman ‘95 + Lea Hillman Simonds + Joanne Sliker Kira Sloop ‘94 Nathan J. Smith Dr. Peter R. Smith Craig and Renee Snyder Stephen N. Sollins ‘90 + Nancy Solomon + James and Noell Sottile Pascal Spengemann ‘04 Bonnie Stacy ‘05 Jeremy Steinberg + Janet Stetson ‘81 and Danny Shanahan + Ben Strubel + Patricia F. Sullivan Lois Swartzell Gay and Nan Talese Amy Tanner Dr. Naomi Parver Taylor ‘62 + Helene Tieger ‘85 and Paul Ciancanelli + Rachel Tieger Gayle Tilles Taun N. Toay ‘05 Barbara and Donald Tober + Lora L. Tredway ‘71 + Stephen B. Tremaine ‘07 + Mandy Tumulty ‘94 + James and Sean Turner Olga M. Viso Winslow G. Wacker ‘82 Alisse Waterston and Howard Horowitz Lindsay F. Watton Jr. + Sue Ann Weinberg Roger Weisberg and Karen Freedman + Wendy J. Weldon ‘71 + Count Nicholas Wenckheim + Francis H. Whitcomb ‘47 + Lynne B. White ‘75 + Arlene M. and James B. Whitley + Russell Willis Christopher Wool and Charline Von Heyl Hallie and Dr. Jonathan Worsey Andrew J. Yoon ‘94 + Neda Young F. Anthony and Sally Zunino $499 and below Anonymous (78) Andy Aaron ‘76 + Elizabeth Abbe and Lewis A. Schneider + James B. Abbott and Dr. Barbara L. Welch Samuel C. Abbott ‘12 Lisa Abelman ‘89 and David Montebello ‘89 Gerald F. and Rebecca L. Abualy +

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Amanda Achtman Denise A. Ackerman Marian Acquistapace ‘04 Delia K. Adams Diane H. Adams ‘83 Gail Adams Myron Adams Chris Adamson + Beth Shaw Adelman ‘74 Dr. Ernest Adelman Dr. Lester and Stephanie Adelman Caroline and Stephen E. Adler Diane Adler and Jeffrey Israel J. David and France-Michele Adler + Barbara J. Agren Paz Margarita Aguilar Rev. Albert R. Ahlstrom Kamal Ahmed Sakib Ahmed Zakera Ahmed Andrew Aho ‘11 Dr. Douglas G. Ahrens Jasmine Ahuja Saw Hong Ai Irene B. Aitken + Farah Akhtar ‘12 Charlotte F. and W. Edward Albers Dorothy C. Albertini ‘02 + Susan Albrecht Ellenor M. Alcorn ‘77 Carl Alexander + Dr. David and Deborah Alexander + Margaret B. Alexander ‘68 and Richard A. Alexander ‘68 + Pauline Alexander ‘76 Abida Ali ‘13 Dr. Lefa E. Alksne ‘85 + Rebecca A. Allan + Analisa Allen Mr. and Mrs. Armin Allen Brooke Allen Esther Allen Lorelei Allen Richard Allen ‘67 + Tim Allen Dr. Abdulgader F. Almagri and Sheila C. Olsen Jesus J. Alonso and Alice G. Glasner Orren Alperstein and Seth Gelblum Elena Alschuler ‘06 Barnaby O. Alter ‘08 Dr. and Mrs. Morton Alterman + Gigi Alvare ‘77 Anthony Alvarez Luke Amentas ‘02 Gail Levinson Ames ‘78 + Rob Ames + Nancy Amis ‘79 Arshes Anasal and Dena M. Davis + Linda Anderson ‘81 + Eric E. Angress + Marsha M. Anklam and David W. Macgregor Dr. Jean M. Antonucci ‘76 + Jessica Anzelone ‘02 José A. Aponte ‘73 + Arjun Appadurai Steven Appenzeller Adriana Aquino-Gerard Stephen Arenburg F. Zeynep Aricanli ‘85 Marilyn Armour ‘65 and Norton L. Armour Prof. Myra B. Armstead John W. Armstrong and Naomi Fatt Richard Armstrong and Dorsey Waxter + Johnna Arnold ‘96

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Elaine W. Arnow Eric S. and Gayle Arnum Nina Aronzon and Karl Rizzo Emily and Raphael Arowolo Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins ‘06 Crichton Latture Atkinson ‘05 and Joel Thomas Clark ‘05 Judith H. Auchincloss Rochelle J. Auslander ‘65 + Mr. and Mrs. Jack Auspitz John J. Austrian ‘91 and Laura M. Austrian + David Avallone ‘87 + Hannah Avellone ‘04 + Tess Ayers David Babaian ‘02 Malgorzata Babiak + Daniel J. Bacastow Sarah Bachelier ‘08 George T. Bachman Elizabeth Bader Moira Bailey and Thomas Duffy + Edward W. and Linda S. Bair Hetty Baiz ‘72 and James S. Perry ‘71 + C. C. Baker Douglas C. Baker Megan Baldrige Linda Baldwin Sybil Baldwin + Jack Bales and Dorothy Barnhouse Ann L. Balin E. R. Balinton + Romain Balkhuysen Natalia Balko Christina Ball ‘09 Erica J. Ball ‘11 Georgette F. Ballance Mickell Balonze Tanja Balzer Robert Bangiola James D. Banks ‘73 and Jeannie Motherwell ‘74 Vicki M. Banner and Alan Winkler Amy Michele Barad Drs. Richard L. Barbano and Julie L. Fudge Rachel Bard Angela L. Bardeen ‘97 Elizabeth A. Bardelli Lisa A. and Thomas A. Barham Douglas R. Barile and Diane J. Gherson Kye A. Barker Allegra Barlow ‘09 Drs. Andrew L. Barlow and Martha A. Jessup Kay Barned-Smith and St. John Smith + Kristi Lea Barnes ‘96 Jack L. Barnett Bruce Barratt ‘75 Barbara B. Barre ‘69 + Lynne Barrington Dr. Wendy Barron ‘84 Miranda Barry Cherise Barsell ‘06 Richard Bart Jessica Bartolini ‘99 Ellen J. and Steven B. Bartucci Sylvia Bashkow Randall J. Bass ‘82 Audrey Kivimae Batchelder Rev. Winston L. Bath William L. Battles Rob Bauer ‘63 + Erica Baum Joseph Baxer and Barbara Bacewicz Saida and Sherwood Baxt Valery Bayshtok

Fred John Bazzini Jane Bealer and Dr. John Taylor + David J. and Susan R. Beattie + Douglas Beaty Luc Beauchemin Brenden Beck ‘07 + Frank Beck and Mona Molarsky + Dr. Alvin and Arlene Becker Carol Becker Halle Becker Jeffrey S. Becker ‘88 Dr. Johanna K. Becker ‘60 + Prof. Jonathan and Jessica K. Becker + Anne Beckman Kieran Beer and Melissa Benson Thomas Begich ‘82 Lynn Behrendt ‘81 + Winifred P. Behrendt Lois A. Beilin Skip Beitzel Julie Bindeman Belgard ‘00 Dr. Paul A. and Tien C. Belk Christine A. Bell Leonie F. Bell ‘12 Elizabeth Phillips Bellin ‘00 and Marco M.S. Bellin + Dr. Howard Bellin Mia Beltran Yvette and Maurice Bendahan + Courtney Bender Gwynedd Smith Benders ‘99 + Dr. Regina Bendix + Susan C. Benedetto Dr. Jess and Madeline Benhabib + Andrew Benjamin Jean M. Benkert Ana M. and George N. Bennett Jennifer Bennett ‘84 Riva Bennett and Ira Mayer Shirley Benson Robert J. Benton Pam Bercian Nancy Berezin Susanna Berger Estate of William E. Berger ‘17 + Andy and Louise Bergman Alice D. Berkeley Hugo W. Berkeley + Burton Berkovitz ‘74 Dr. Rhoda L. and Dr. Roger M. Berkowitz + Marshall S. Berland and John E. Johnson + Frederick and Lauranne Berliner Rochelle Berliner + Constance Ruth Bernstein Dr. Howard B. Bernstein Lewis J. Bernstein Peter W. and Amy Bernstein Roger Bernstein and Nicole A. Gordon + Henry T. Berry Jedediah Berry ‘99 Robert Bertoletti Dr. Morton M. Besen ‘52 + Paul Bessire Kenneth A. Betsalel John Bevan Khurshed Bhumgara + Sally T. Bickerton ‘89 + Cindy Bielak and Richard L. Schaffer + Susan Bienkowski Richard R. Bilangi ‘72 + Jane Bindley Beatrice and David Birch + Deborah Bitran Iva Bittová + Brian Bixby George D. and Sharon A. Black

Richard and Linda Black Bob Blacker Reanna Blackford ‘07 Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Blacklow + Clare Blackmer ‘89 Marge and Ed Blaine + Kevin Blair Kenneth R. Blake ‘80 + Berkeley Blatz Gabriel Blau ‘02 Robert J. Bleakley and Lisa W. Hochhauser Barry M. Bloom Joshua D. ‘95 and Molly M. Northrup ‘94 Bloom Prof. Ira L. Bloomgarden Roselee Blooston Dorothy Blumner Drs. Leonard Blussé van Oud-Alblas and Madelon De Keizer Elisabeth Boada Sasha Boak-Kelly and John T. Kelly + Katya R. Bock ‘65 John Boggs ‘10 Carla Bolte ‘71 Vanessa Bombardieri ‘03 Sofia Bonami ‘12 Stephen K. Bonnett ‘07 + Thomas W. Bonnett and Karen Kahn + Jennfer E. and William D. Boone Anna Boorstin Brooke Borg ‘04 Suzanne K. Borrelli Rafael Bortnick Alana Maria Bortoluzzi Arup Bose Gisa Botbol Rufus Botzow ‘69 + Jill Boulet-Gercourt Gary Boyd Anne W. Boylan Stuart Boynton William M. Boynton ‘86 Bert Boyson Nenad Bozic and Ani Vdouicki Anne L. and Philip K. Bradford + Susan Hilty Brady Raymond Brahmi ‘89 Derek J. Brain ‘92 Lisa and Robert Brainard + Clare Brandt David Brangaitis Elihai Braun Doris Brautigan + James K. Breene III John J. Brennan III ‘10 and Amy Monaco ‘06 Dr. Barry E. Brenner ‘72 and Cheryl Brenner Frances P. and Jonathan Brent + Michael Bretholz Denise Bricker ‘85 + Jeff and Wendy Bricmont + Madge Briggs Debra Brillati ‘80 Lisa Brody Kevin J. Brogan Drs. Ellen I. Broselow and Daniel L. Finer Richard P. Brotherton Joanna Brotman and Mark A. Seltman + Anne and Harvey Brown Carole Brown David and Jeannette T. Brown Eve J. Brown Holly E. Brown ‘89 + Melissa Brown Dr. Paul W. Brown

James P. Browne ‘86 + Erica E. Brubaker Robert M. Brunner ‘93 John C. D. and Nancy Bruno Carolyn A. and Matthew R. Brush Charles B. and Maureen C. Buckel Kirin Tatum Buckley ‘97 + Brent Buell Peter Buffington Joanne Maaloe Burdick ‘54 + Michael Burgevin ‘10 Yadira Huancayo Burgos David L. and Robin Burnett + Hannah Adams Burque ‘01 + Sophie Burress ‘11 + Dr. Margaret Burroughs + Ronald Burrows + Jeffrey and Ellyn Burstein Katherine Burstein ‘09 + Dallas Burtraw Beverly D. Buster Sally and Allen Butler + Timothy Butts Judith and Lloyd Buzzell + Barbara P. Byrne Brooke A. Byrne ‘85 + Hannah Byrnes-Enoch ‘08 + Arthur Cady and Betsy Cawley Renata Cafiero ‘55 + Joan and William Cain + The Calhoun Family Robert and Sandra Callaghan Jamie Callan ‘75 + Dr. Robert and Rev. Ann Callender Matthew Cameron ‘04 Margaret Cammer Judith Campbell Wendy W. Campbell ‘72 + David Campolong and Erin Cannan-Campolong Vikki Campos ‘07 Cathaline Cantalupo ‘67 Elizabeth Cantor Jonathan Cantor ‘13 Megan Cantor Michael Caola Prof. Mary Caponegro ‘78 Carmen Caporusso Ellen and Mac Caputo James C. and Pauline G. Carafotes Eva La Salle Caram ‘56 Suzanne Carbotte Anthony Cardenales ‘08 Patriciann Carey R. Douglas and Leigh L. Carleton David M. and Gila Carlin Arthur Carlson ‘79 and Julia Crowley Emily Carlson ‘13 Steven M. Carpenter ‘87 and Amanda Katherine Gott ‘96 + Suzette Carpio Alexandra Carr Dan Carroll ‘96 + Philip and Mimi Carroll Thomas L. Carroll ‘81 Patricia H. Carroll-Mathes and James Mathes Jeanie Cooper Carson ‘82 Brian Carter Laura A. Caruso ‘86 John Casarino and William McBain Steven M. Cascone ‘77 MaryAnn and Thomas Case + Connie Casey and Harold E. Varmus + Leo Casey Keith R. Caskey

Janice Caskey-Thomas Elinor Castagnola ‘58 + Helen C. Castleberry Margaret Castleman ‘69 Norman and Virginia Cavaliere Maria E. Cerdan-Dumas and Stephen A. Dumas Tina A. Cervin and David A. Gavrich Ray and Mary Lou Cesca Barbara Chaffe and Rob Weir Letitia A. Chamberlain Michael Chameides ‘01 Amos Chan and Nancy S. Ribeck Lynn Aarti Chandhok and Robert S. Dieterich + Henry P. Chandler Jr. ‘43 + Caroline Chanin and Louis Haber + Geraldine Chapman + Melanie Chapman ‘88 Natasha Charles-Hilaire Audrey Nacamuli Charling Sally D. Charnow + Claudia Chau Richard Cheek Priscilla Cheeks Jann Cheiftz Connie Chen Drs. Quin-Zene Chen and Yen-Fang Keng + Yanjing Chen and Guozhen Chu Antoinette S. and Francis J. Cherichello Laurence J. Chertoff ‘78 and Rose Gasner + Dr. Phyllis Chesler ‘63 Cheryl R. Chess ‘88 Joanne Cheung ‘13 Matteo P. Chierchia ‘13 Andrew Chignell Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton Jr. ‘71 and Mrs. Odile S. Chilton Magdalena Ching + Stephen Chinlund Michael Chirigos and Elizabeth Rexrode + Frederic Chiu Charmaine A. Chow Neil and Kathleen Chrisman Joan Chrissos and Kenneth S. Roberts Dr. David Christensen and Ruth Horowitz + Virginia Christensen Colette Christian Ellen Chrystal Daniel Chu and Lenore Schiff + Emery Chu Alice Chung and Casey Mack Christophe J. Chung ‘06 Alicia Ciccone ‘07 + Barbara and Joseph Ciccone + Paula T. Ciferni Adrienne B. Citrin Bradford J. and Karen M. Clair Geoffrey W. Clark and Suzanne F. Smith + James Jerry Clark Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Clark Jonathan Clark Jonathan A. Clark* Judy Clark ‘52 + Robert and Isobel Clark Robert D. Clark Tara Clark Steve Clay and Julie Harrison Rev. Paul B. Clayton Jr. Dr. Andrew M. and Barbara R. Clearfield Win Clevenger Lisa Cliadakis Jeffrey A. Clock ‘73 Darrah L. Cloud +

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Scott Clugstone Jeanne E. Cobetto Amy M. Coes ‘00 + Maureen and Marshall Cogan Aaron Cohen and Randy Frankel Eileen and Michael Cohen + Laurence S. Cohen ‘90 + Lizabeth Cohen + Lori L. Cohen Marshall J. Cohen Dr. Michael Cohen and Dianna M. Goodwin Robert E. Cohen Dr. Stephen R. Cohen Connie B. Cohn ‘62 Mary L. Cohoe and Leigh R. Smith Marianthe Colakis Carol and Richard W. Colburn William Colburn Andrea L. Colby Ellen K. Coleman Aldyth and Mark Coler + David Collins and Maura Kehoe Collins + Janis Collins Carol Colmenares and Rafael E. Parra Cindy Colter and Iftikhar Ahmad + Patricia W. Cone ‘78 George Connerat Michael Connolly + Helen Conover and Robert Minor + Marianne Constable Alex Constantin ‘07 Alexandra and Juan Contreras Jean T. Cook Robin E. Cook ‘90 Valerie Cooke Steven W. and Tina M. Coons + James P. Cooper + Drs. Joanna A. Cooper and Charles H. Pollack + Savannah Cooper-Ramsey ‘04 David F. Cope Ami Copeland ‘01 Cindy D. Coppola Jillian Corley Andrew F. Corrigan ‘00 and Jennifer Macksoud ‘99 + Mavis Corrigan ‘13 Warren A. Cosgrove + Jose Cosmo Joan and Robert Costa Desiree Costello ‘07 Richard A. Costello David R. Cote ‘92 Jacob Cottingham ‘03 + Jane R. Cottrell Celeste Coughlin David Coughlin Dr. Margaret M. Coughlin Richard C. Coursen + Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Cox III + William Cox Erich Cramer Arthur D. Crane and Dorothy Dow Crane + Mr. and Mrs. Dewey B. Crawford Mark Crawford and Dorothy Lyon + Tracey Crawford + Claudia Creutzburg Katharine Crile ‘01 Robert Criswell Eileen and William Crivelli + Heather Croner Dr. Robert Cropf and Gail Wechsler Jeffrey Crow Matthew E. Crow Martha E. Cruz

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


James B. Cuetara ‘78 Mr.and Mrs. Robert J. Cummins Terry Cunningham Kevin Curley Charles L. Currey ‘61 + Elizabeth A. Curry and James P. Stodder Josephine G. Curry ‘11 Cynthia S. Curtis Ellen C. Curtis Fred G. Curtis ‘52 Steven Curtis William Cushman Nicolas Cusworth ‘09 Erik Cuthell ‘85 Frank J. Cutolo Dr. Bruce Cuttler and Joanne E. Cuttler ‘99 + Donald Cyzewski Susan Dadian Susan E. D’Agostino ‘91 and Esteban Rubens ‘97 Judith Dahill Bianca D’Allesandro ‘03 Erin Daly ‘04 Barbara and Ernest D’Amato Huw H. Daniel Joshua Dankoff Christopher Dapkins ‘01 Karen Darrell + David Dash ‘05 Nina David ‘61 + Richard D’Avino and Pamela Murphy George F. and Marsha Davis Joan Peterson Davis Kathryn R. Davis ‘96 + Lindsay Davis ‘06 + Maude S. Davis Thomas J. Davis ‘58 + Timothy M. Davis ‘91 and Prof. Lisa Sanditz + Dale Day and Mary Anne Overbay Phyllis Dealy Peter DeBartolo Jr. ‘07 Mia de Bethune and Dean Wetherell Dwane Decker ‘12 Rafael Lima de Freitas ‘04 John E. Deimel ‘50 + Nicole M. de Jesús ‘94 + Eleazar De Leon Elizabeth de Lima and Bobby Alter William Paul Delp ‘86 Jackie Del Rossi Peter Del Swords William Deltz and Donna DeLorenzo-Deltz Kathryn Demarest Emily DeMartino ‘10 Robert G. Demorest Dennis Dempster and Priscilla P. Miller Kimberly Denardis Craig Denton Cassio F. de Oliveira ‘06 Elisabeth Derow William J. Derry Robert de Saint Phalle ‘08 Dr. Lisa M. DeTora ‘89 Bethany Dettmore ‘09 Megan Deveau ‘11 Dr. Luanna E. Devenis ‘76 + Michelle Devereux ‘04 + Alberta Devor Prof. Carolyn Dewald Laura M. Dewell and Martin Pagel Terence Dewsnap Jr. ‘82 Terence Dewsnap Sr. Anne L. Dexter and William J. Houghtaling

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Benjamin W. Dexter ‘08 Douglas Diamond Jane Diamond Nancy E. Diamond Lizaida Diaz Nancy Dicken Stephen A. Dickman ‘65 + Patricia O. Dieffenbach Laurie Dien and Alan Yaillen + C. Douglas and Leslie Dienel + Nancy J. Dier and Lee Dassnick William Dietz and Lenore Solmo Dietz Benjamin DiFabbio ‘13 Pieter Dijkema Sara M. Dilg ‘94 Lisa Di Liberto Jonathan Dilks ‘03 Matthew Diller and Katherine Kennedy Dimitar Dimitrov Sara DiNovi ‘14 Ellyce Di Paola Michael C. DiSanto and Corine J. Van Helsdingen Dr. Elizabeth Ditmars Susan L. Dittig Elsa Dixler and Jeff Schneider + William Dixon Andrew W. Djang George B. Dobbs ‘78 + John McLaughlin Doelp and Susan W. Doelp Barbara Dolansky Christine Dominguez ‘06 Barton Dominus ‘64 Dr. Michèle Dominy + Berna Donlon Patricia C. Donnelly + Dr. James P. Dothard Margaret F. Dougher James Draper Alan Drogin ‘80 Leslie Drojak Nina Drooker ‘54 + Valarie Drucker Susan Drumm and Cory Rogin Dr. Jacqueline P. and Richard L. Druz Anthony D’Silva Cristina M. Duarte ‘86 Lawrence and Pamela Dube + Seth Dubin Anne du Breuil and Fred Markham + Carmen Dubroc and Lewis Haber + Rikki Ducornet ‘64 Mark R. Dufault Jane Duffstein Liam Duffy ‘13 Susan and James F. Duffy Deborah Duke ‘72 John M. Duncan Caren S. Dugan Joan and Wolcott Dunham Roberta Schreiber Dunn ‘67 + Carey R. Dunne and Kate W. Manning + Abby H. and John B. Dux + Elisabeth Dyssegaard and David Kallick + Wilhelmina M. Eaken ‘68 John Q. Easton and Sem C. Sutter + Louise Easton Dr. David G. Ebersole ‘74 + Rachel Ebert ‘01 David Ebony and Bruce Mundt + Todd S. Echelman and Dr. Lori A. Lemberg Karin E. Eckert ‘87 Mark C. Edberg Peter Edelman Hildegard Frey Edling ‘78 +

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Angela Edman ‘03 Linda Edmunds ‘62 + Emily Eerdmans Lance Ehrenberg and Terry Sidell + Solveig Botnen Eide Susan Anderman Einhorn and David Little + Eleanor Eisenberg Esq. ‘61 Iman M. Ekdawi and Nader K. Tadros Cornelia Z. and Timothy Eland Robin Elenko and Gary Gordon Sarah Elizabeth Elia ‘06 + Rosalie Elkinton + Ihab Elkoush Manya Ellenberg Joan Elliott ‘67 + Elaine Ellis Benjamin Ellman ‘13 Chad and Shulamit Elson Michael ‘69 and Sharon B. ‘68 Elswit + Marcia Ely and Andrew McKey + Drs. Karen Engst and James C. Matthews John Ennis Michael I. Ennis ‘97 + Lauran P. Epstein ‘88 and Thomas E. Ballinger ‘86 + Lisa B. Epstein ‘76 + Dr. Barry and Phyllis Erbsen Rachel Erdheim ‘03 Abigail Erdmann Luise M. Erdmann Jim and Laurie Niles Erwin Peter G. Eschauzier ‘62 + Arthur and Janet Eschenlauer Evan Espinoza ‘11 Joan Esposito Anita Estes Cynthia G. Estes-Smith Jeanette F. Estima ‘98 Bryant Estrella ‘13 Vivienne A. Esty Barbara E. Etkind and Jack A. Luxemburg + K. F. Etzold and Carline Dure-Etzold Doris E. Eugenio and Eric B. Korte Richard W. Evans Wendy Ewald Prof. Tabetha Leigh Ewing ‘89 Susan Ezrati Linda and Edwin Faber Rickie Jane Faber ‘70 Dr. Carole Fabricant ‘65 + Marcia and Dr. Stephen Falk Shirley Familian Donna Faraldi Bart Farell and Dr. Diane Matza + Alexander Farkas Judy Farkas Patricia Lee Farley ‘67 + Dee Farrell Amy L. Faust ‘07 Malinee Fawcett ‘09 James T. Fearnley and Danielle F. Von Zerneck Ruth Feder Susan Feder Dr. Leonora K. Feeney ‘57 Dr. Leslie G. Feher ‘66 Deborah Fehr ‘77 + Helene Feiman ‘52 Martin Feinberg Dr. Frances M. Feinerman ‘62 Meredith A. Feinman and Eric Seiff + Arnold and Milly Feinsilber + Nancy Felcetto Alan M. Feldbaum ‘76 Elspeth W. and Paul D. Feldman

George Feldman Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feldman + Ron Feldman Elizabeth Felicella ‘89 + Linda Fell Marcy Felsenfeld Jakob Feltham ‘07 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Fenaroli Arthur P. and Jacqueline A. Fenaroli Denise Feng ‘10 Michael and Susan Feng John B. Ferguson and Valeri J. Thomson ‘85 + Kirk P. and Robert H. Ferguson + Mr. and Mrs. Paul ‘70 J. Ferla + Maria Ferreira Randy J. Fertel Melvyn Feuerman Ward Feurt ‘69 + Daniel Fiege Laura K. Field Shirley Figueroa Dr. Michelle Finamore ‘10 Estate of Barbara D. Finberg Kevin Finch Mary Finch and Michael Tersoff + Michael Z. Fine ‘88 Dorothy Fineren Dr. Carole Fink ‘60 + Emily Finkel ‘04 David and Tracy Finn Penelope M. Finocchiaro Lilja M. Finzel ‘69 + Denise Fiore Douglas N. Firtel and Wendy A. Schlossman Firtel Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fischer Richard and Catherine S. Fischer ‘79 + David Fisher and Pearl Beck + Faith Fisher ‘95 + Drs. Lana and Ralph Fishkin Heidi S. Fiske Teresa A. Fister John T. and Karen J. Fitzgerald Kevin R. Flach and Merideth W. McGregor + Barbara Williams Flanagan ‘60 Mark J. Flanagan Lee-Anne Flandreau Harvey B. Fleetwood ‘68 Audrey Fleming ‘79 John E. Fletcher + Matthew Fleury and Elise Passikoff + Drs. Harriet I. and Michael A. Flower Mary Flower Dylan Flynn ‘06 + Luisa E. Flynn Patricia A. Fogarty Maire Foos Alison M. Forbes ‘04 John and Patricia A. Forelle Joseph Forsyth ‘09 Edward Foss and Margaret Inderhees F. Frederic Fouad + Devon Fowler Matthew Fowler ‘97 Jerrold E. Fox Judith Fox-Miller and Allan Miller Bonnie Low Frankel ‘69 Natalie W. Franz ‘05 + Pamela Franzen Allison Fraser Bridget L. Fraser Eliza W. Fraser and Dean Steven Travalino Linda L. Fratello Keith A. Fredrickson ‘00

Samantha R. J. Free Dr. Mark S. Freedman ‘73 + Alyssa Freeman ‘12 Harvey and Mary Freeman Deborah Frei Hannelore Freire Donald C. Fresne Jay Freund Jonathan Friedan + Carola P. Friedman C. Robert Friedman and Vernon Mosheim Daniel Friedman ‘66 + Edward Friedman and Arline Lederman Nina L. Friedman Tamima B. Friedman and Daniel A. Rosenblum Theodore H. Friedman Ruth W. Friendly Thomas F. Froese Lev J. Fruchter Richard Fuchs and Judith Hochman + Emily Rutgers Fuller James Funnell David Gable David D. Gabrielson Frances A. and Rao Gaddipati + Gregory and Jennifer Gadek Sandra Gaffner Bonnie Galayda ‘78 Sandra M. Galeota-Long and Richard E. Long Silvia Galis-Menendez ‘09 Mary C. Gallagher Suzanne Gallant ‘83 Linda Gamble Nancy S. Gamble Forrest Gander John Gandrud Nathan Gandrud ‘09 Hon. Louise Gruner Gans ‘55 + Charles Gant ‘96 Margaret Garb Luciana Garbayo Gabrielle A. Garcia Laura Garcia-Moreno Jacqueline Michaels Gardner ‘55 Johanna M. Gardner and Bahman Mahdavi Karen E. Gardner ‘12 Stephanie Gardner ‘99 Andrew Garnett-Cook ‘95 + Jada Garofalo ‘14 Oren Garonzik ‘09 R. H. Garrett-Goodyear Laurence Garrick Nazly Garrido Nick Garside Judith Garson Mark J. Garvin and Diane A. Menio Margaret Gatza ‘07 Constance G. Gavrich Carl H. Geisler ‘64 Ann E. Geismar Joseph W. and Joyce Gelb + Miriam Gelb Sofia Geld ‘12 Laura Genero + Lois Genovese Elizabeth Gent Michael J. and Phyllis George Jenna Geracitano Katrin Gerard ‘07 Barbara Gerber ‘66 Richard J. Gerber ‘71 Scott Gerber + Lauren Gerken

Daniel German Josh Gerry Dr. Shira J. Gertz ‘97 + The Gesche, Lang, and Harris Families Tavit Geudelekian ‘05 + Durba Ghosh Iliana Giacona Jorge Giannareas Mark and Rebecca E. Gibbel Susan N. Gibbs Grace C. Gibson ‘84 Percy Gibson ‘87 Ann and John Gifford Sally Gil Andrea Lynn Gilbert and Dr. Clyde Wendell Smith David J. Gilbert + Elizabeth Gilbert + Ilse L. Gilbert ‘73 Sarah E. Gilbert ‘08 Elizabeth and Lawrence Gile Simon Gilhooley Debra S. Gill Lynne A. and Steven G. Gillan Elizabeth B. and Vincent L. Gillen Joanna Gillia Mary Gilligan Gregory F. Gilmartin Laurie Gilmore + Marissa Kelley Bernstein Gimeno ‘96 + Bruce Gitlin Christopher Given ‘10 Rick Gladstone + Michael Glass ‘75 Ellen Glasser Jeffrey L. Glatzer CeCe and Larkin Glazebrook Ellen S. Glazer Sam Glazer and Elise Siegel + Maxine and William C. ‘69 Gleason Jr. + Susan Gleason Alysha Glenn ‘09 + Gary and Joan Glenn Andrea Glick Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Glinert Dr. Jeremy Gluck and Jan Singer + Debby and Fred Glynn Jennifer Glynn ‘00 Michael Gnat and Linda Gnat-Mullin Niccolo Go Bonnie T. Goad John Ronald Goehlich ‘56 + Tristan D. Golas ‘01 Jeff Gold and Jody Uttal Dr. Judy Gold Mims and Burton Gold Arthur Goldberg + Michel Goldberg Timothy Goldberg ‘02 Marsha P. and Melvin Goldfine + Sascha Goldhor ‘06 Mr. and Mrs. Harrison J. Goldin Susan and David Goldin Johnanna Goldschmid + Fran and Dr. Steven Goldsher Howard W. Goldson + Steven Goldstein Elizabeth Cornell Goldwitz ‘89 and Robert L. Goldwitz ‘75 + Marc Goloff and Susan Feiner Sarah Gompers Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Distefano Dana M. Goode and Stephen A. Weaver Marianne and Tim Goodell Frances Goodwin Maxwell H. and Victoria Goodwin

Bruce Gordon Daniel Gordon ‘04 Jocelyn Gordon Marlene A. Gordon Matthew D. Gordon Esq. ‘80 Randall E. Gordon Samuel L. Gordon Jr. Stanley and Anne Gordon + Stephney H. Gordon Jean-Marc Gorelick ‘02 + Leonid Gorelik Rozaliya Gorelik Susan B. Gorman ‘63 Robert A. Gorton ‘81 Michael R. Goth ‘69 + Barbara G. Gottlieb William P. Gottlieb ‘69 + Genevieve Gouaux and Spencer Hutchings Gwen H. Gould Patricia Gowaty Carol A. and George R. Graham Elizabeth Graham ‘05 + James J. Grainger Jacob Benjamin Grana ‘05 Matthew Grant Rae Grant Alison Granucci + Sallie E. Gratch ‘57 + Drs. William Gratzer and MaryAnne Cucchiarelli + James B. Gray Lee E. Gray ‘50 Stephanie M. and William A. Gray Mary L. Grayson ‘55 Sandy Graznow and Jim Kearns Dr. Amy Green ‘60 Dr. Judith Green ‘61 + Renee Green Thomas A. Green + Robert T. Greenbaum ‘92 and Kara L. Miller ‘93 + Gerald and Gretchen Greenberg + Jan and Lester Greenberg Linda Greenberg Fayal Greene and David J. Sharpe Jonathan E. Greene ‘65 Leon Greene ‘98 Linda Greene Marcy B. Greene Ellen and Norton Greenfeld + Charles Greenhawt ‘74 Martin Greenstein Peter Greenwald ‘00 John M. Greenwood Peter Greenwood Maureen W. Gregory + Michael A. Gregory ‘08 + Rachel Grella-Harding ‘87 Julie Cohn Grenet ‘96 Tanya A. Grice ‘94 Erika and Thomas Griffin Christina S. Griffith ‘87 Joel Griffith ‘03 Sheryl Griffith + Kirstin A. Griffiths Drs. Francesca T. Grifo and William J. Hahn Elena Grigorescu ‘04 Alexandra E. Grinker ‘68 Laura Griscom ‘13 Merry C. Grissom ‘94 Joan Groark Lisa D. Groomes Douglas and Patricia Gross Hannah S. Gross ‘71 and Mark A. Gross ‘69 + Helen S. Gross ‘64

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Katharine J. Grosscup + Alan M. Grossman Emily Grumbling ‘04 Judith and Mendel Grynsztejn Joseph Gubbay and Leslie Salzman + Ana Guerrero Dr. Arthur A. Guffanti Thomas N. Guffin Katarzyna M. Gugulska-Prostko Julio Guillen Annette A. Guisbond Lawrence Gulotta Johan Gunawan ‘03 Marcie S. Gunnell Roger Gustavsson and Louise Reinecke Nicholas Gutfreund + Michael Gutierrez Manuel Guzhnay Gary M. Haber ‘70 * Kim Hack Joseph Haedrich Mark Hage Michael Haggerty ‘01 James Haggett Jessica Hahn + Richard E. Hahn Alzbeta Hajklova Candace Hall Laura J. Hall Michael J. Haller Isaac Halpern ‘93 Aviva Hamavid William Hamel ‘84 and Juliet D. Wolff Denise A. and Michael D. Hamilton + Glendean Hamilton ‘09 Kathy W. Hammer and G. Arthur Seelbinder Frederick Fisher Hammond + Richard F. Hample Dr. Marika N. Handakas and Doug H. Hopkins Rosemary and Graham Hanson + Christopher Harada ‘10 Michelle Hargrave ‘04 William S. Harlow and Therese M. Straseski Jason Harootunian and Clarissa Tartar + Amelia-Rose Harrar ‘10 Mary E. Harrigan Timothy P. Harrington and Anne P. Rutherford Alan W. and Evelyn L. Harris Heather Lea Harris ‘82 + Joy Harris Michelle and Richard Harris Nancy G. Harrison Dr. Rebecca L. Harris-Warrick ‘70 + Jeffrey J. and Kimberly A. Harrow Beth A. Hart Jolene K. Hart ‘79 Julie E. Hart ‘94 + Martha Hart ‘05 + Patricia Hart Jonathan Hasak ‘08 Amy C. Hass ‘72 Henry H. Hawley and George Vassos Nancy Alicia Hayden Barbara Hays ‘51 Sophia W. Healy Terri Sergesketter Heath Johanna Hecht and Raymond Sokolov Mrs. H. N. Hector Harmon E. Heed IV Thomas M. Heineman and Chieko Yamazaki + Linda Helbling ‘85

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


Jonathan Helfgott ‘06 Dorothy and Leo Hellerman + Deborah and Dr. Jesse Hellman + Tanya Helmen ‘96 Sandra A. Hemans Lukas Hemmer Hillary Henderson Gisela T. and Dr. William R. Hendley Delmar D. Hendricks + Eugene and Susan Hendrickson Jennifer A. ‘98 and John J. ‘00 Henriquez Anna Henschel ‘09 Fritz and Nancy Henze Geraldine L. Henze + Roberto A. Hernal Derek B. Hernandez ‘10 Zulma Hernandez ‘91 + Roy L. Herrmann ‘76 Joanne Pines Hersh ‘53 + Michelle Herzog and Jeff Jones Elizabeth Hess ‘74 Phillip Hewat-Jaboor Susan Hewitt Juliet Heyer Ronald Hicks Babette Hierholzer Florian Hild Jane M. Hill ‘68 + Dr. Christine A. Hillegass ‘75 Gabriel Hindin ‘99 Cheryl A. ‘76 and Thomas J. ‘75 Hirsch Ruth J. Hirsch ‘71 Wendy Hirschberg Jack Hirschfeld ‘59 + Ann and Steven H. Hirth Austin K. Hodge Kenneth P. Hodges Mary Burns Hoff ‘73 Eric A. Hoffman ‘94 Inge Schneier Hoffmann ‘50 + Haley Hoffner ‘07 Jeanne S. Holden ‘77 Susan Holland Charles F. Hollander ‘65 + Jared C. Holman Maren A. Holmen ‘00 Patricia and Michael Holmes + Walter and Elizabeth Holt Jennifer Holup ‘07 David Holzberg Shawn Holzmann David R. Homan ‘01 John S. Hong Doug H. Hopkins Jan Hopkins and Richard Trachtman Maggie Hopp ‘67 + Stacy Hoppen Kenneth and Frances Hopps Allison Horton ‘99 Tanya P. and Thomas L. Hotalen + Robert Hoven Cary S. Howie ‘97 + Elizabeth Powers Howort ‘05 Andrej and Iveta Hrabovcak + Maurice Hryshko ‘85 + Joy Hsiao Dr. Maung S. Htoo Meredith Hudak ‘09 Gillian D. Huebner ‘94 Joseph T. Hughes Jr. Patti Hughes Tellervo Huima + Parris Humphrey ‘06 Eveline R. Hunt Grace A. Hunt Christopher Hunter ‘83

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Wenda Hunter and Paul Meyer William P. Huppuch Laura Hurd Donald Hurowitz ‘65 + Elizabeth Hurowitz Joanne Hurt Richard A. Hussong and Melinda E. Stewart Laurie Husted Zina Huxley-Reicher ‘09 Elaine Marcotte Hyams ‘69 and Paul R. Hyams David Scott Hyde ‘96 and Dara Z. Roark ‘96 Chris and Morton* Hyman + Edward Iannone Joy F. Idowu ‘99 Daniel Idzik Samuel Ingram Henry R. Irving and Katherine L. Olivier + Neil Isabelle Benjamin and Cathy Iselin + John Iselin ‘10 Josephine Lea Iselin + Chiara Issa ‘05 Sherwood Ives and Sandra Sedacca Morimi and Midori Iwama Earl H. Jackel ‘59 Sarah Jackson David W. Jacobowitz ‘65 and Linda Rodd + Judith Jacobs ‘61 Rosalind G. Jacobs Eric W. Jacobson Pamela B. Jacobson ‘91 Drs. Mary Jacobus and Reeve Parker Robert A. Jacoby ‘87 + Niles A. Jaeger ‘75 Margaux Jaffa ‘02 Elaine P. Jaharis Barbara Tavora Jainchill Hon. Debra A. James Jackie M. James Vivien James ‘75 and Michael Shapiro ‘75 + Liz Jankowski + Adam Janos ‘06 Kyle Jaster ‘05 Bruce B. Jawer Ira Jay and Paula Bertin Dr. Dickson Jean ‘94 Leigh K. Jenco ‘99 Daniel Jenkins and Kathy Hiler Jenkins + Jack Jenkins ‘12 Richard Joa Mark R. Joelson Lauren Johns Adriana L. Johnson ‘12 Charles G. and Helga H. Johnson + Julia R. Johnson Mark and Susan Johnson Miani Johnson + Rebeccah Johnson ‘03 + Roger A. Johnson ‘68 and Catherine Sheehan + Barton and Debby Jones + Goyn Jones Laura A. Jones ‘87 Margaret Jones Melissa B. and Dr. Vance M. Jones + Thomas and Marguerite Jones China Jorrin ‘86 and Anne H. Meredith ‘86 + Toni Josey ‘02 and Allen Josey + Susan Joslin ‘74 + Maryam Jowza ‘01 John H. Juhl ‘72 +

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Francis W. and Joan M. Jump + Jeffrey T. Jurgens + Megan M. Juring Rachel Juris ‘04 Meredith Kadet ‘04 Vanessa Kallback ‘03 Marc and Maxine Kamin + Timur Kanaatov Dr. Eleanor C. Kane Patty L. and Robert F. Kane + Timothy Vianney Kane Constance E. Kaplan ‘52 + Eben I. Kaplan ‘03 + Harvey M. Kaplan and Audrey L. Zucker + Joshua F. Kaplan Marjorie S. Kaplan and Michael F. Stanislawski Virginia Karl ‘73 Roland Karlen + Rachel Karliner Anthony Karon Marilyn H. Karsten Sindre Kaspersen Burton R. Kassell Vanessa Katon ‘09 Bobbi Katz Daniel Katz ‘07 Edward A. Katz ‘13 Georgia and Sumner N. Katz Jeffrey Katz Linda Katz Michael I. Katz Dr. Michael and Robin R. Katz + Richard M. Katz and Mary C. Niederkorn Elizabeth M. Kauffman ‘87 Josh Kaufman ‘92 + Peter Kaufman ‘48 Seth Kaufman Hilke and Sebastian K. Kaupert Robert E. Kaus Taro Kawa ‘44* Al Kaye Belinda and Stephen Kaye + Michael Kaye Dr. Anne C. and Dean P. Keddy-Hector Mary Keelan Sheila Kelleher Jean M. Kelley and Robert B. Kelley ‘49 Jack and Joyce Kelly Jessica Post Kemm ‘74 + Dan and Susan Kemp Kenneth E. Kempson Maeve Mac Kenna Philippa and Jack F. Kennedy Robin and Dr. Thomas D. Kerenyi + Frank Kersnowski Maud L. Kersnowski-Sachs ‘86 Linda J. Kessler Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler David and Janet E. Kettler + Suzanne H. Keusch Andrew H. Kidd and Dianne M. Ross Sandra Kiepura Matthew Kilcoyne Leah Killeen + Mbilizi D. Kilongo and Rutega Kinja + Hyon-Chu Kim Joan A. W. Kimball Samuel Kimelman ‘11 Nora E. Kindley ‘00 Benjamin T. King ‘03 Diana Niles King Mahinder S. Kingra Richard E. Kipling Tommy Kirchmeier ‘98 + Robert S. Kirigin ‘76 +

Naomi Kisch ‘57 Randi B. Kish ‘89 Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide Ann Bruce Kitcher ‘61 Janaya Kizzie ‘04 Christopher Klabes Joshua Klainberg Zina Klapper ‘73 and Douglas Zwick ‘75 + Monique and Scott Klares + Jean Klasovsky ‘04 Laurin B. and Dr. Norman J. Kleiman Elizabeth A. Klein ‘70 Hanna Kleiner Harold and Raquel Kleinfeld Rebecca C. Kleister ‘90 Michael J. Kliegman Lois Klimstra Meghan A. Kling ‘03 + John R. and Karen Klopp Jennifer Klos ‘07 Mary Susan Knauss ‘81 Renata Ko ‘03 + Yee Ping Ko Estate of Richard F. Koch ‘40 + Wolfram Koeppe + Danny and Seena Kohl John M. Kohlmeier Jerome H. Kohn Nicole C. Kohn Claudia Kohner Bozena Komaniecka + Milton Kondilis ‘04 Patti Q. Konopka ‘68 + Bastiaan Kooiman ‘53 + Douglas A. Koop + Eric Koopmann ‘64 + Janet Koplos Rose and Josh Koplovitz + Elinor Kopmar ‘52 and Israel Kopmar + Anne Kornhauser Rena Kosersky and Tony Robbin Marina Kostalevsky Robert L. B. Koster + Samuel Koszer and Sharon Kost Jennifer Kouvant and Hans Li Stephen Kovalcik ‘13 Samuel Kraft ‘06 Susan Kramarsky ‘73 and Lawrence J. Merrill ‘71 Ellen J. Kramer and Arthur S. Keyser Linda Konheim Kramer and Samuel Kramer Kim B. Krasne Ariel Krasnow Ted Krawczyk Arlene Krebs ‘67 Jenny Krevolin Barbetta Krinsky Mary Ann Krisa Radhu and Bala Krishnamoorthy Jan Krogh Dena Kronfeld ‘07 Simone Krug ‘10 + Harriet G. and Robert W. Kruszyna Dr. Nicholas T. Ktistakis ‘83 + Eugene D. Kublanovsky ‘98 Stephanie and Dr. Gerald M. Kufner Robert Z. Kuftinec Kersti Kuldna-Turkson ‘01 Drs. Regina Kuliawat and Frank Sun + Dr. Jean E. Kunin Judith M. Kunoff Steven and Judith Kunreuther Robert James Kurilla Daniel S. Kurnit ‘94 Helaine Kushner ‘53 +

Toby Kusmer David Kutz and Ruth Dresdner Palden Kyab Daniel Labar W. Benjamin Lackey ‘91 + Margaret E. Ladd ‘64 Dr. Yon Lai Ciara Lakhani Rosaline Laks Sarah Lam ‘13 Prof. Mark H. Lambert ‘62 Phyllis B. Lambert + Eva M. Lammers Tia J. Landau ‘84 + Knight Landesman ‘73 + Lisa Aldin Landley ‘76 Stephen Landon Tess Landon ‘10 Andy and Susan Langan Patricia Langan and George Peck Joan Langmack Debra I. and Jonathan Lanman David A. Lansbury Peter J. Lanza Florence Lapidus Connie Laport Fabienne Laraque Nathalie C. Larsen ‘87 Thor A. Larsen Jesse Larson ‘04 Adrienne S. Larys ‘67 Jurvis J. LaSalle Jr. ‘03 + Dr. Stephanie Laudi James and Justine Laugharn + Tom and Heidi Law Bruce A. and Maryann W. Lawrence Katherine S. Lawrence ‘04 Michael Lawrence ‘65 Steven Lawry Anne Lawson ‘07 Kirk N. Lawson Dr. Charles R. and Christine M. Lazarus + Linda Leblanc Eugene L. Lebwohl ‘74 + Joshua S. Ledwell ‘96 + Dr. Barbara W. Lee and Anders M. Sandstrom Craig H. Lee ‘12 Debra A. Lee Joy Lee and Richard Packert Kyung Min Lee ‘94 Margaret Lee Maurice Dupont Lee Sue Lee + Monique Leggs-Gaynor and David E. Gaynor Jr. Arnold Lehman Christian Lehmann ‘09 + Michael B. Lehrer Rhonda and Ronald Lehrer Ronald Leibler Carole M. Leightung ‘59 + Justin Leigh ‘10 Stephanie R. Leighton ‘80 + Warren Leijssius ‘04 Donald S. and Nan Leitch Dr. Robert S. Lemon Jr. ‘61 + Tania J. Leon E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard Edward F. Leonard Rebecca Leopold ‘05 Istvan Leovits Carolyn J. and Richard Leprine + Leon and Fern Lerner Bruce Lespinasse Gideon Lester

Anna Leue ‘06 Daniel A. Lev + Kenneth and Sandra Levan + Dr. Robert G. Levenson ‘67 + Monica Jakuc Leverett Jacques Leviant Mrs. Elinor Wallach Levin ‘54 + Michael Levin ‘06 Marcia Levine Susan J. Levine ‘87 + Zarah Joy Levin-Fragasso ‘05 Andrew Jay Levinson and Deborah Reik + Nicholas I. Levitin + Andrew M. Levy ‘12 Brieze S. Levy ‘12 Estelle Levy Iris Levy ‘76 + Jonathan Levy ‘87 Lydia Levy Brent M. Lewis ‘09 + Georgina Lewis ‘06 Leslie J. Lewis Linda M. Lewis Richard A. Lewis ‘58 + Sally P. Lewis Mary Lew-Pau Hans Li Isaac Liberman ‘04 + Dick Liberty Natasha Lichtenberg Aaron C. Lichtman ‘86 Dr. Sarah A. Lichtman ‘14 Olivia Lieber Bennett M. Lieberman ‘91 Dr. H. David ‘63 and Mrs. Madeline H. ‘65 Lieberman Michael Lieberman ‘72 Peter H. Lieberman ‘69 Maureen H. Liebler ‘68 + Michael and Joyce Liebman Laura Liebman + Ellen D. Liebowitz Melissa Cohn Lindbeck ‘03 + Susan R. Lindeberg and Andrew H. Mason Marilyn Lindenbaum ‘69 + Dr. Alice Linder Vicki E. Lindner ‘66 Mary K. Lindon and John L. Opgenorth Barbara Lindsey Susan Ling Teresa Link John P. Linton Wendy A. Lipp Jason E. Lippek Martin S. Lippman Susan A. ‘73 and William S. ‘72 Lippman Jr. Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra Robert S. Liroff ‘88 Eli Liss Jeff E. Littrell and Sunni Won Tony and Chloe Liu + Nichole Livingston ‘03 Drs. Tom D. Lobe and Lori J. Marso Loey R. Lockerby ‘93 + Ednah Locke-Walser and Kurt Walser + Patricia Loeber Joe Lombardi Andrea Longini Susan Lorence + Ellen Lourie and Burt Shulman + Michael Louvaris ‘11 Sophie Louyot John R. Low-Beer + Sarah Lowe ‘86 + Rev. William C. B. Lowe ‘66 +

Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt Susan W. Lowenstein-Kitchell ‘48 + Glenn and Susan Lowry Jacqueline A. Lowry ‘73 Dr. Douglas Lowy and Beverly Mock Wallace A. Loza ‘63 + Arturo Lozano Phyllis Luberg Dr. Albert and Ms. Michelle Lucas Alan Lucey ‘09 Catherine and Jacques Luiggi Chartier Lukacs Elizabeth C. ‘68 and Martin M. ‘69 Lundberg The Lundin Family Natalie Lunn * Christina and Joseph Lunny + Ellen Lupton and J. A. Miller Julia Lupton Sarah Luria Jonathan and Pamela Lurie Arthur ‘58 and Karla ‘57 Lutz + Philip Lyford ‘69 + Henry Lyman Benjamin Lynett Lawrence Lynnworth Eve L. Lyon ‘63 Mark Lyon Mari Blumenau Lyons ‘57 and Nick Lyons ‘60 + Verna MacCormack and Keith Roberts Alexander MacDonald Joan Mack Molly Mackaman John P. MacKenzie Patricia Griffin Mackie ‘76 and Hugh C. Mackie + Anna Maclagger ‘10 Cynthia P. MacLeod ‘78 Janet MacMillan ‘85 Susan MacNish Dr. Jennifer H. Madans ‘73 + James W. and Leslye A. Madden Carola G. Madrid ‘69 Stefania Maffeis Ezra P. and Reeva S. Mager Hossein and Nazanin Mahallati Gabrielle Mahler ‘94 Helgard Mahrdt Charles S. Maier + J. Eric Maki Fran Mallery Gayatri and Tony Malmed Jesse Malmed ‘07 John A. Malnichuck ‘72 + Kim and Brenden Maloof Rev. Kathleen C. Mandeville ‘76 Dahlia Mann Daniel and Melissa Manners Daniel S. Manning + Barbara Mansell Inara and Maris A. Mantenieks Bridget G. Maple ‘05 Cecilia H. Maple ‘01 Bonnie Marcus ‘71 + Deanne Marein-Efron ‘61 Harvey Marek + Saranne Rothberg Marger Jane and Mario Marghella + Kenneth A. Margolis and Ellen Smithberg + Arlene Marino Alina P. Marinova ‘06 + Patchen Markell Samuel H. Markind Donnelly Marks

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Susannah W. Marks + Maria E. Marmolejo Jim Maroosis Kathleen Marsh ‘86 + Michelle Dunn Marsh ‘95 + Susan K. Marsh ‘51 + Alexandra R. Marshall Phyllis Marsteller Beth Marte Alice M. Martin ‘62 Amy L. Martin Andrew Martin Brenda Martin Charlotte G. Martin Elaine Martin Kathy E. Martin Lisa Fox Martin Ana Martinez ‘97 Helen Marx Tony Marzani ‘68 + Forrest C. Mas William Mascioli Lynne Maser + Jonathan Massey ‘85 + John Robert Massie Jacqueline Masumian Henry K. and Susan M. Matala Sarah Phillips Mathews and John Mathews + Barbara and Tom Mathieson + Martin Mathis Emily W. Matlin D.O., P.C. ‘73 Eddie Matthew Alexandria and Parker Mauck Julie May Julia Mayer ‘07 + Carolyn A. Mayo ‘88 Ilaria Mazzocco ‘08 Andrew McCabe Melanie L. and Philip E. McCarley Paul W. McCarthy ‘74 + Rebecca J. McCarthy Jennifer and William F. McCarty III Aaron McCasland Anne and Michael McCausland Ted S. McCausland Helen Z. McClure Ashleigh McCord ‘08 Terri L. McCoy and Leon E. Robinson Amy McCracken Samuel and Kay McCullough Suzanne M. McDonnell and Dennis S. Weaver Kevin T. McEneaney Erika L. McEntarfer ‘95 James D. McGinty Wendy L. McGlinsky ‘87 Paul S. McGovern Esq. ‘76 Emma McGowan ‘08 Travis M. McGrath ‘11 Patrick and Marilyn McGriff Kirk and Margaret McInerney Lucindia F. and Stephen S. McInerney Rebecca Nash McKay Robert McKay Kathleen M. McKenna ‘78 + Susan and John McKeon + Anna Bell McLanahan ‘92 Bradford McLane Katie McLaughlin Mary Anne McLean Anna J. McLellan ‘83 Joy McManigal Maureen M. and Patrick McManus + George McNeely + Leslie McNeil

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


Robert G. Meagher Diana Meckley Dr. Bela M. Mecs Elizabeth Medhurst Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Meehan Maria Megaris + Uday Mehta Dr. David Meikle + Jill K. Meilus + Kimberly Melancon Seth Melhado John Melick + Diane and Mark Melio Delia C. Mellis ‘86 Sylvie Melman Lisa Melmed Rebekah Meltzer ‘09 Noga Menashe and Jean-Claude Ribes + Isak E. Mendes ‘05 The Bill Menegas Family Carla D. Menikoff Stergios G. Mentesidis ‘12 Joshua Merliss Angelo and Christine Merola + Thomas J. Meskel Trevor G. Messersmith ‘94 Pauline C. Metcalf Linda G. Metz Carlin Meyer + Dan Meyer Gale and William Meyer + Dr. Glenn and Anne Meyer Kieley Michasiow-Levy Arthur Holland Michel ‘13 Camille and Ralph Michelini Claire Elizabeth Michie ‘02 + Karl Middleman William Mierse Joanna M. Migdal Lew A. Millenbach ‘64 Daniel E. Miller and Shannon L. Miller ‘90 David B. Miller ‘91 Gregory R. Miller + Jane P. Miller and Steven H. Miller ‘70 + Jeffrey E. Miller ‘73 + Mark Miller Rebecca Miller ‘84 Robert Milligan Jr. + Henry O. Milliken Jr. ‘51 + Eduardo Mills ‘07 Janet C. Mills + Dawn and David Milne Rakhel Milstein ‘97 Scott Milstein ‘96 Ken Min and Sung-Ae Min Gayle Mindes Dr. David T. Mintz Deborah Mintz Shelley Jacobs Mintz and Eric Mintz Dr. David Paul Mirsky ‘57 + Albert Misak William Mitchell Arthur Z. Mondshein and Lana F. Pollack Diana Montague Katherine K. Montague Martha R. Mooke Leela Mookerjee Barry G. and Whitney M. Moore + Beverly J. Moore Kimberly and Stephen A. Moore + Marcos A. Morales ‘90 Catherine R. Morello Diana B. Morgan ‘88 Frederick C. Morgan ‘77 Nathaniel Morgan ‘06 Yenton K. Morgan +

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Grayson Morley ‘13 Karen L. Morris Anne M. Morris-Stockton ‘68 + Minna S. Morse ‘88 Lenina Marily Mortimer ‘03 + Andrea and Martin Mosbacher David Moser ‘07 Roy Moses + Michelle Moses-Eisenstein ‘07 Mark Moskowitz and Lyn Weinberg + Robert and Margaret Mott Tiago Moura ‘12 Patricia Moussatche Ph.D. ‘98 Gregory B. Moynahan Gina Mucciolo Craig W. Mudge ‘72 + Caroline Muglia ‘04 + Caroline Muir ‘74 Anandita Mukherji Laura J. Muller ‘90 + Julia McKenzie Munemo ‘97 and Ngonidzashe Munemo ‘00 + Jeffrey H. Munger Supriya Munshaw ‘04 Tessa V. Murdoch Heidi and Erik Murkoff Dr. John L. and Layne J. Murphy Linda Murphy ‘88 + Kevin and Beth Murray Marisa L. Murray Russell Murray ‘91 Mark D. Murtagh Judith Myers Judy Gelman Myers Sunshine Myers Priscilla N. Myerson ‘67 Charles R. Naef ‘53 + Jonathan A. Naito ‘13 Anthony Napoli Radhika Narain Laurie E. Naranch John Narducci Arthur Nasson ‘85 + Barbara L. Nathan Bonni Nechemias Debbie Needleman ‘78 Peter Neely ‘07 + Thomas Neely Rabbi David Nelson Hon. Henry K. Nelson ‘68 + Lee Nelson ‘86 Peggy A. Nelson + Charlene O. ‘49 and Mortimer Newburg + Maury Newburger Helen Newmark Bo Bo Nge ‘04 Elizabeth A. Nicholas ‘70 + Janet L. Nicholas ‘57 Andrew J. Nicholson ‘94 Maxine Nickelsberg Dr. Brian Nielsen ‘71 + William L. Nieman ‘68 + Radboud Nieuwenhuizen Drs. Naomi Nim and Jerome Segal + Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nimetz Michael Nishball Tomoharu Nishino Anne Nissim Russ and Kim Nitchman + Vivian Nixon John A. Noakes ‘84 Mechelle Nobiletti David A. Nochimson ‘92 Michael E. and Rebecca M. Nolan Tom Nolan ‘84 + Mr. and Mrs. William T. Nolan

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Carl R. Nold Philippe Nonet Molly A. North ‘14 Dr. Brianna Norton ‘00 + Kerri-Ann Norton ‘04 Deborah J. Nosowsky Michael Nouri Joan Kroll Novick ‘52 + Jennifer Novik ‘98 Joanna G. and Peter B. Novins Miroslawa Nowak Diana H. Noyes Zoe Noyes ‘11 Arliss Nygard ‘75 Charles John O’Bryne Anne O’Connell Katherine O’Flynn ‘95 Ruth Oja Douglas Okerson and William Williams + Ian Olasov ‘08 Joanna M. Oldakowski + Sharon Oldham ‘94 Rich O’Leary Thelma Olsen + Jennifer Olshin ‘98 + Richard P. Olson and Kris H. Sahonchik Gerard O’Neill Harry P. O’Neill III Jerome O’Neill Sean F. O’Neill ‘97 + Ellen M. Orendorf-Carter ‘69 Briana Orr ‘09 Lucille H. Orzach Susanna Orzel + Iris M. Oseas ‘52 and Jonathan Oseas ‘52 + Jane E. Osgood ‘75 + Peter Oswald Cynthia Ott Kaitlyn Ott Jennifer Overstreet ‘09 Patricia A. Overton Elisa Owen + Michael JF Oxentenko Jennifer A. Ozols-Tracy ‘93 Dwight Paine Jr. ‘68 + Naamah Paley Anne E. Palmer ‘96 + Gerald Pambo-Awich ‘08 + Rosemary Paniagua Aliki Papadopoulou and Charles Weston + Sky Pape and Alan C. Houghton + Anne and Paul Parker + Barbara E. Parker and Dale A. Ricker Jacob R. Parker Floyd H. Parkman ‘49 * + Suzanne and Michael Parks Cynthia O. and David W. Parr + Gene Parseghian David B. and Jane L. Parshall Gary S. Patrik + Gary A. Patton Lucy H. Patton and David C. Petty + Anne E. Patty Susan Pavane + Jason ‘99 and Brandy Pavlich Cynthia R. Payman Anne M. and Daniel G. Payne Andrew Ross Payton ‘05 Andrew W. Pearson Jennifer Pearson Mary Pearson Erin Peck ‘00 William C. Peirce ‘80 + Faye P. Peithman ‘08 Susan Pelosi

Ian D. Pelse ‘14 Peg L. Peoples Gennie Perez and Philippe Mouren + Gladys Perez-Mendez + Mara B. Perkins ‘72 Orinthia E. Perkins Sondra Perl + Martha Perlson James N. Perlstein + Dr. David G. Perry ‘67 + Hart Perry Richard S. Perry ‘63 Stephen Perry ‘06 Emily Peters ‘09 Eric Peters + Daniel J. Peterson ‘88 Karen A. Peterson + Raymond D. Peterson + Katherine Pettus Julie Pfeffer Patricia Pforte ‘08 + Aaron R. Phillips ‘92 Elizabeth Phillips Harry Phillips III Jana Phillips Matthew Phillips Matthew H. Phillips ‘91 Kelvin Pichardo Sybil E. Pierot ‘50 + Heather Pigott Miranda L. Pildes ‘03 Stacey P. Pilson ‘91 Max Pine and Lois Mander Jennifer Pioro ‘09 Celina R. Pipman and Sergio A. Spodek Susan R. Playfair ‘62 + Mayda and Dr. Ronald Podell + Mathew A. Pokoik ‘99 David Polette Bruce Poli ‘75 Steven Pollak and Robin Tanenbaum Laura Pollakoff and Bob MacLagger Russell and Christine S. Pomeranz Donna Pond Sorina L. Popoviciu Karen and Tony Porcelli Scott L. and Marcy Porter Jr. ‘79 Joanna Pousette-Dart + Sara Powers ‘87 David Pozorski and Anna Romanski Jennifer Praeger Donna M. Pratt ‘79 Jeffrey S. Preiss ‘79 and Rebecca Quaytman Drs. Patrick J. Prepetit and Vaty M. Poitevien Francis R. and Rosemary Presch Carolyn Prescott ‘87 and Ralf Jaeger + Iris S. and Michael I. Present Caroline D. Preston and Christopher L. Tilghman + Rhea E. Pretsell Pamela Price Tracy J. Priest ‘00 + John Prince and Patricia Hick Eve Propp Dr. Tatiana M. Prowell ‘94 Christopher J. Pryslopski ‘97 Elizabeth I. Przybylski ‘06 Aleksandra Pusnik Ivan Pusnik Enayat Qasimi ‘96 Dianne Quagliariello Nancy Ann and Thomas Qualiano + David M. and Laura E. Quirk Jane Rabe

Barbara W. Rabin Stephanie S. Rabins ‘01 Neila Beth Radin Emily K. Rafferty Mehreen Rahman Reazur Rahman ‘04 + Caroline E. Ramaley D’Lorah O. Ramsey-Tyler and Richard T. Tyler Katherine Randall Dr. Richard M. Ransohoff ‘68 Yael Ravin and Howard Sachar Jeffrey Rawson ‘02 + Sandra Ray Reginald Raye ‘10 Patrick and Kathryn Rebillot Alan Joel Redmer Bradford H. Reed ‘93 Samuel Joshua Reed Sarah B. and Thomas A. Reed George and Gail Hunt Reeke Douglas Reeser Tayyaba Rehman ‘03 Leonard Reibstein ‘05 + Cynthia K. and Dennis Reich John A. Reiner ‘74 + Catherine K. Reinis Elizabeth Reiss ‘87 Sandra Renner Nervana A. Repetti Harold Respass Dominique Rey ‘07 Donald Reynolds Robert F. Reynolds ‘94 Lisa Reznik Elena Reznikova Nancy Keefe Rhodes Gilda P. Riccardi Daniel Rice Joan D. Rich ‘63 Karen Richardson Sally C. Richmond + Prof. Maurice N. Richter Jr. ‘53 + Pamela and William Richter Richard Eveland Riegel III + Dr. Catherine K. Riessman ‘60 + Leilani and Barry Rigby Charles H. Rigg and Nancy J. Snudden + Robert Riggs ‘08 + Christopher J. Riley ‘93 + Timothy and Valerie Wallace ‘75 Rittenhouse Petra Riviere William G. Rivkin and Marguerite M. Soderberg + Maxwell Robb ‘13 Gordon Roberts ‘74 Veronica Robertson + Lilian I. Robinson ‘98 + Maria Robinson Renita D. Robinson Abbie Rockwell Ph.D. ‘75 + Brittany Rode ‘09 + Cynthia Rodriguez ‘13 Bev Rogers Monica R. and Todd L. Rogers Will F. Rogers ‘70 + Frederick Rokasky Cynthia Rollings Pamela E. Rollings Noemi Roman Dr. Andrew Romay + Robert A. Ronder Esq. ‘53 + Oren Root + Anne Rorimer + Daniel and Joanna Rose

Dr. George D. Rose ‘63 + Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rose Ellen Schulman Roseman ‘55 + Lynne V. Rosen Terry A. Rosen and Alan Hochman Joan H. Rosenbaum Mary Helene P. Rosenbaum ‘66 Michael Rosenbaum George L. Rosenberg ‘39 + Paul Rosenberg Esther Rosenfeld Michael Rosenson Ilse W. Ross ‘49 + Phyllis Ross Michael D. Rosse ‘55 + Dr. Rosalie C. Rossi Katheryn Ross-Winnie ‘02 Miriam Rothberg Dr. Steven Rothenberg Dr. Naomi Fox Rothfield ‘50 and Dr. Lawrence I. Rothfield + Carole Round Martha and Robert Rowen + Peter Rowland ‘07 + Penelope I. Rowlands ‘73 + Christopher Nelson Rowley John Royall Joshua L. Royte ‘85 + Arthur S. Rozen Helena Franklin Rozier Amanda J. Rubin Blanche and Bruce Joel Rubin Emily H. Rubin ‘78 + Enid K. Rubin + Deborah Rubino Noah B. Rubinstein ‘89 + Nancy Ruddy ‘74 + Gregory Rudensky ‘13 Kara M. Rudnick ‘99 + Gary L. Rudolf ‘76 Josephine Ruisi and Warren Perrins + John Ruskay Dale Russakoff + Jay C. and Rosanna S. Russell Suzanne Russin Philip Russotti Esq. + Cindy R. Rust Michael Rutten Joseph Rydell Irving L. Sablosky David A. Sabo ‘48 Elionora and Petr Sabzanov Dr. Howard E. Sachar ‘68 Samantha Safer ‘04 + Fred Sagarin Rebecca Saletan Syeda Salma and Qurrath Ain David Saltonstall + Dr. Robert M. and Syndi B. Saltzman Dr. Michael Salwen + Myrna B. Sameth Carlita K. Samuel George Sanders ‘10 Gilbert E. Sanders + Reva Minkin Sanders ‘56 + Richard and Rosemary Sanders Ashley Sandfort ‘04 Barbara L. ‘54 and Robert Sandler Ellen and Michael R. Sandler Harold S. and Patricia Sandusky The Sanfilippo Family Dr. Barbara E. Sang ‘58 + Janine Santaromita Angelito F. and Loida A. Sarabia Barbara Sarah William A. Sarno ‘11

Mujahed T. Sarsur ‘12 Diane L. Saslow ‘70 + Arthur Sata ‘72 + William K. Sato + Susannah Satten Heinz and Klara Sauer Julie Saul Charles Saulson ‘74 Julia Saunders Lisa Savin ‘03 + Dorothy Savitch and Howard Lew + Camille Sawick Dr. Karen S. Saxe ‘82 John D. Saywell and Lucy A. van Leeuwen Emily Scarfe ‘99 Rev. Finley Schaef Molly Schaefer and Dan Slott Bernard E. Schaeffer Anita Norma Schaffer + Kathryn Schaffer ‘98 + Jeffrey C. Schaper ‘86 Stephen Scharf Alan C. and Leigh Scharfe Monroe B. Scharff ‘48 and Edwina K. Scharff ‘48 + JoAnn Schatz and Robert M. Tolleson Dr. David C. Schiffman ‘61 + Michael R. Schlessinger Harriet Schloss Jane Schlubach Josef Schmee John and Wendy Schmidt + Carol and Dr. Edward Schmiedecke + Karl Schmieder Emily Schnee Carolee Schneemann ‘59 John J. Schneider Rosa Schneider Joseph Schoenberg Judith A. and Morton W. Schomer + Margorie Schorr David L. and Rebecca Y. Schroedel + Holly Schroeder ‘11 Laura Schubert ‘12 Anthony B. Schug Brian A. Schug Jr. Jessica Schug Grace Schultz ‘10 Sidney Schultz Carrie Schulz ‘03 + Sara A. Schwabacher Joseph Schwaiger ‘71 Peter Schwalbe and Jody Soltanoff Eleanor S. Schwartz ‘99 Jeffrey H. Schwartz ‘66 Justine M. Schwartz Dr. Kathryn C. Schwartz ‘47 Sandra Propp Schwartz ‘55 Dr. Stanley I. Schwartz ‘46 Ori A. Schwartzburg and Deborah G. Shulevitz Alice W. Schwarz + Barbara Schwarz Amy J. Scorca Roger N. Scotland ‘93 + Madison Scott ‘72 + Walter and Barbara Scott Christina Sebastian John and Aija Sedlak + Drs. Ellen Seely and Jonathan Strongin Dr. Judith Segal ‘71 Nicholas G. Seibert ‘12 Hallie Sekoff ‘12 Shirley and William Selin + George A. Selmont Jr. ‘89 Katharine R. Selznick ‘89

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Thomas M. Semkow Ronald Sencer Dagni and Martin Senzel + Thomas V. Serino ‘10 + Dianne Serkowski Dr. Alice VanVoris Sessions ‘74 Maro Rose Sevastopoulos ‘00 + Jeffrey M. Seward ‘75 + Marc Sferrazza Alexandra M. Shafer ‘78 and Denis Duman + Mrs. Johanna Shafer ‘67 and Rev. Michael Shafer ‘66 Cherryl H. Shah Albert J. Shahinian Nevin Shalit Phyllis M. Shanley + Ruth Shannon ‘08 Harold M. and Myra Shapiro + Linda D. and Mark A. Shapiro Lynn M. Shapiro Nicholas Shapiro ‘08 Sarah Shapiro ‘02 Zachary Shapiro ‘13 Savitri Sharif Dr. Samuel L. Sharmat ‘91 Julie and Steve Sharp Timothy D. Sharpe Valerie A. Sharper ‘81 Yee Stacy Shau + Christie Shaw + Christopher Shaw ‘71 + Darla H. and Bernard M. Shaw Joshua Shaw ‘96 Richard Shaw Michael Shea ‘75 + Josh and Kay Shelby Felicity A. Shelness-Pine ‘73 Merlin Shelstad Galina Shenfeld Tyron J. Sheppard * Elizabeth K. and James Shequine Arthur and Bernice Sherman Mrs. H. Virgil Sherrill * Eric and Olga Shewfelt Motoyuki Shibata Genya N. Shimkin ‘08 + Claire P. Shindler ‘86 Susan Shine Laurence Shire + Marta Shocket ‘09 + Andrew J. Shookhoff ‘72 + Julia Shor Dianne E. Shortall ‘65 Ian Shrank Samantha Shubert and Steven Young + Margaret M. Shuhala Marcella and Thomas Shykula Paul J. Siciliano Mackie H. Siebens ‘12 Philip A. Siebert Kat and David Siegfried ‘00 John Siffert Timothy J. Siftar ‘89 Natasha and Richard J. Sigmund Barry Silkowitz ‘71 + Barbara Silver ‘57 James Silverberg Karen and Scott Silverman Eric Simandle Tomas Simko + David L. Simon Jr. ‘86 + Elisabeth A. Simon + Sonia and David L. Simon Maja Simoska and Svetislav Simoski + Katherine and Ned Simpson +

John Bard Society members’ names are bolded


Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence Singband + Jennifer M. Singleton ‘85 Alan Siraco ‘86 + Drs. Eileen and Harold Sirkin The Skinner Family Sean C. Skinner Aleksandar ‘09 and Isidora ‘11 Skular Jennifer and Greg Skura Alan Skvirsky ‘61 + Beatrice Slater Judith and Lawrence Slezak + Philip Sloan Marjorie Slome and Kenneth S. Stern ‘75 + John E. Slote Loraine and Eric Small Dorell Smallwood ‘11 Dr. John A. and Mary Anne Smallwood + Ian P. Smedley ‘13 Alexander St. John Smith Audrey Mae ‘78 and Robert P. Smith Betsy Covington Smith + Bev Smith Carole-Jean Smith ‘66 + Clare L. Smith Daniel J. Smith ‘12 Duane and Regina Smith + George A. Smith ‘82 + Karl Smith Lou Ann Smith and Mark Lenetsky Malissa Smith Matthew G. Smith Dr. Richard K. Smith ‘65 + Emma Smith-Stevens ‘09 Kathleen R. Smyth Ann B. Snitow Adam Snyder ‘89 + Lanya Snyder ‘08 Whitney Snyder ‘99 Joseph Sobota John L. Solomon ‘58 and Ruth L. Solomon ‘57 + Beverly and Barry Solow + Theodore Somerville Andrew L. Sommer A. Elisabeth Sommerfelt + Carol S. Sonnenschein ‘53 + Jay Soorya Raphael Sorcio ‘07 Jeannie and Louis Sorell + Dale F. and Heidi C. Sorenson Annaliese Soros Gregory Soros Christopher Sorrentino Manuel A. and Maria-Elena Soto Arthur and Donna Soyk + Clive A. Spagnoli ‘86 + Tami I. Spector Ph.D. ‘82 + John L. Speers Linda C. Burgess Speirs ‘90 Miranda Spencer ‘81 Scott Spencer + Mamie Spiegel Anton Spivack ‘03 Marjory Spoerri Amy Sprecher Marcia Sprules Archana Sridhar ‘98 and Kevin O’Neill + P. William Staby and Anne Vaterlaus Heidi R. Stahl ‘86 Eve Caroline Stahlberger ‘97 + Heidi Stamas + Jeremy Stamas ‘05 Laura E. Stamas ‘97 + Lisa Foley Stand ‘80 Brian M. and Elizabeth M. Stanley + Lindsay A. Stanley ‘12

*Deceased as of February 2, 2015

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Christine Stanton Barbara Stark Donald H. and Gayle T. Stauffer Jennifer Steele Judith L. Steier Allison Zousmer Stein Andrea J. Stein ‘92 + Joan M. Stein + Marion P. Stein ‘48 + Deborah Steinberg ‘00 + Edwin Steinberg + Emily J. Steinberg ‘04 Charles W. Stendig Andrew C. Stephens ‘05 Lydia Sterling Michele and Richard Sterner Dr. Sanford B. Sternlieb + Barbara and Jeffrey Stevens + Brooke E. Stevens and Richard J. Willigan John A. Stevens ‘94 Theresa Adams Stevens ‘86 + Campbell Steward Drs. Poki Stewart-Namkung and George Stewart Paul F. Stiga Jonathan E. Stiles ‘94 Michael Stiller ‘83 Dr. Michael A. Stillman and Mrs. Susan Stillman Brian Stilwell Carol-Jeanne and Raymond M. Stock Molly F. Stockley ‘96 + Dr. Frederick Stoddard Goran Stojanovic Ian A. Stokes Stephanie Stokes Cathy Stone Katherine Stone ‘09 Michael A-B Stone ‘00 + Michael K. Stone Leonard Storch ‘07 Noreen F. Storch + William Strafford Joan Strandberg Robin D. Straus Sarah Smith Strauss ‘93 + Dr. Rae Strickland ‘79 Evangeline Strimboules Mark E. Stroock II ‘47 Alice and Tim Stroup Amy Strumbly ‘11 Dr. Dale L. and Heawon Stuckenbruck Alexis Sturdy Nicholas L. Sturgeon Drs. Albert ‘48 and Eve M. ‘49 Stwertka + Angelique A. and Seymour S. Sub Gretchen E. L. Suess ‘95 + Joo Hee Suh Elin P. and Mark S. Sullivan Carol Summers ‘51 + Daksha M. Susania + Marina Park Sutton ‘78 + Mark Sutton Mary Ann McGrath Swaim Cynthia D. Swanberg Karen Elizabeth Swann + Ann D. and Peter O. Swanson + Mary Beth Sweet Wieslawa Swierzbinski Susan A. Symons ‘62 Luke Syson Illya Szilak Kiyo C. Tabery ‘76 Dr. Carla E. Sayers Tabourne ‘69 + Reiko Tahara + Klara Takas ‘03

64 honor roll of donors

Rev. Dee Edward ‘75 and H. Leanne Talley Thomas M. Talpey ‘77 Corina Tanasa ‘00 + Joanna Tanger ‘07 + Judith Tanner Laila Jane Tan-yu Stephen Tappis + Stephen W. Tator ‘51 + Art and Jeannette Taylor + Halsy Taylor Lauren Taylor ‘10 M. Paige Taylor ‘99 Jessica and Peter Tcherepnine P. J. Teerds Richard Teitelbaum Wanda W. Yang Temko C. Thomas Tenney Alan S. and Barbara L. Tepper + Chris and Mila Tewell Nora Tezanos Anthony Thacher and Barrett Thacher Patricia Thatcher + Lisa N. and Frederic H. Thaure Jeremy N. Thomas ‘00 Katrina Thomas Scott E. Thomas ‘85 + Paul Jonathan Thompson ‘93 + Tina Thuermer ‘73 + Jessie Thurston ‘02 Patricia Laub Tieger ‘81 Emma Tilden ‘13 Glenn and Wendy Tillman Johanna and Robert Titus Peter F. Tobeason Drs. Katherine and Richard Tobey John S. Tobin Stephanie and John R. Tobin Louis A. Tocco Jr. Mark Todd ‘99 Stephen Haswell Todd Mark R. Toffolo Yaniv Tomer Michael and Melodie Tompkins Neal Topliffe Charles C. Torpey Giorgio Torresetti Amy Toth ‘00 + Dr. Kim M. Touchette ‘77 and Prof. Hilton Weiss + Dr. Josh and Joyce Trabulus David Tramonte ‘04 Phuc ‘95 and Susan ‘96 Tran + Kristin Trautman + Dr. John J. and Kristine B. Travaglini Seth B. Travins ‘97 + Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ‘69 + Catherine Traykovski Jamie Treanor ‘75 Rushi and Shilpa Trivedi Michelle and Raymond Troll David Tsang ‘03 Ging N. Tsang Thu Dat Tu ‘97 + Carolyn Tucker Dr. Gregory E. Tucker ‘54 + Robert S. Tucker Elizabeth C. and Dr. William G. Tuel Jr. + Robert E. Tully Carol Turitz Lisette Turitz ‘05 Anne Turyn Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Sharon W. Ubben Dr. Christopher G. Uchrin and Lisa C. Uchrin ‘85 + Emiljana Ulaj ‘12 +

Peter D. Ulfik ‘94 Sibghat Ullah Barbara Ullman Mark A. Umbach ‘81 Karen Unger + Mia Unson Judith Upjohn Dr. and Mrs. H. Tucker Upshaw Anne Schuyler Becker Upton ‘94 Haruko Uramatsu Christopher Uraneck ‘99 + Adam C. Uzelac Stevan Uzelac Anne Vachon ‘10 + Arturo Valbuena + David Valdini ‘06 + Iren S. Valentine ‘92 Joseph Vallese ‘04 Pat Valusek Scott D. Vanderbilt + Paula van der Geest Roy Van Driesche and Sheila Marks + Annalee Van Kleeck ‘95 Hilary and Ralph E. Vankleeck Susan Van Kleeck ‘78 + Olivia van Melle Kamp Elizabeth H. Van Merkensteijn + Mary and Richard van Valkenburg + Al Varady ‘88 Lisa ‘84 and Trevor Vasey Dominic Veconi ‘11 Gilbert Veconi Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Vega ‘06 Jana S. Vengrin ‘73 Edward Vernoff Alberto Verrilli Joseph Vidich Mark L. Viebrock ‘76 + Dr. Paul F. Vietz ‘52 + Pamela Villars ‘75 Hannah Vincent John Vinci Donna Viola Daina Vitin James C. Vogel ‘74 Lise Vogel Ernest L. Vogliano Jr. + Alicia and Norman Volk Beagan S. Wilcox Volz ‘96 + Vanessa Volz ‘00 + Elizabeth Vonalt Franz P. Graph Von Walderdorff and Anna S. Von Walderdorff Mark Vorhees Chris Vroom and Illya Szilak Samir B. Vural ‘98 Robert A. Wachstein Lisa Wager and Robert Liff Martha D. Wagner ‘53 + Nathalie D. Wagner Nathan Wagoner ‘80 + Sybil Wailand + Cathy J. Waldman Dawn S. Walker Karen M. and Peter H. Walker Stefanie and Daniel S. Walker Carole Wallace ‘52 + Pamela J. Wallace ‘87 + Cliff Wallach Edward P. and Jane Walsh + James H. Walsh Vivian L. Walsh M. Susan Walter + Lourdes Wan Anne Wandres Gillan Wang ‘91

Esther F. Wanning ‘66 Alan Wanzenberg Dr. Ian Wardropper + Gwynn Wardwell Gail G. Warner Jonathan R. and Margaret D. ‘79 Warner Arete B. S. Warren Fredrick Warshall ‘66 Robert D. Waterman Jr. Carolyn Waters Dr. Kristin B. Waters ‘73 Anna M. Watkins ‘97 Sarah Watson ‘14 Deborah Webster ‘00 David Wechsler Jonathan Wechsler + Marilyn R. Wechter ‘73 Shuguang Wei ‘12 Dr. Barbara Weil ‘76 Dr. David S. and Miriam W. Weil + Nancy Weil Elka Weiner Jonah N. Weiner ‘02 + John O. Weinert ‘07 Rudolpf H. Weingartner Don and Barbara Weinreich + Paul H. Weinstein ‘73 + Dianne Weinstock Jean M. and Michael A. Weisburger Lisa M. Weisglass Andrea B. Weiskopf ‘95 + Tama Weisman Michele T. Weisman Noel N. Weiss ‘58 + Robert Weiss Tamara Weiss Arlene D. and William Weissman + Lois F. Weitzner ‘49 + Dr. Leonard Weldon and Margaret Foxweldon Daniel T. Weller ‘60 Diane Wells + Mary Kathryn Wells Melinda M. and Steven A. Wellvang + Courtney C. Wemyss + Ann K. Wentworth Kristine Tamburino Wenzel Stuart Wessler Lynne M. Wester James B. Westine Dr. Dietmar B. Westphal Karen Schaar Whale and Robert Whale + Elizabeth Whipple Polly Whispell Majda J. Kallab Whitaker ‘03 Anne and Alexander W. White Carol White Dr. George Abbott White Jason A. White Susan White + Rod Whiteman Ray and Michele Whittington David Wiacek ‘03 Gregory Wieber ‘04 Monica Sarah Wieboldt Gail Wiederwohl ‘69 + Stanley Wiegand Gabriel Wiesenthal + Barbara Crane Wigren ‘68 + Dan Wilbur ‘09 + Jody Wilkie Pauline Willeford ‘06 Annette A. and Ian R. Williams Ato A. Williams ‘12 Betty J. Williams Catherine Williams

Catherine R. Williams Catherine S. Williams ‘78 Debra J. Williams Dr. Dumaine Williams ‘03 and Erika Williams ‘04 + James and Suzanne Williams Dr. Kathryn R. Williams ‘67 + Sally Williams Dr. Lawrence A. Wills and D. J. Martin Ethelma Wiltshire Matt Wing ‘06 + Michael P. A. Winn ‘59 Adam Winterkorn Carl Wirth Peter and Maria Wirth Lynda A. Wisdo-Ball Arlene T. and Milton Wittels Lauren Wittels + Deborah and Steven Wohl + Brian Wolf ‘05 William Wolz + Chung Sun Yoo Woo ‘54 + Prof. Japheth Wood and Mariel del Carmen Fiori ‘05 Drs. Craig T. and Martha E. Woodard Andrea Woodner Wendy Wooley

David and Meliza E. Woolner + Natalie D. Woolwine and James Katis Dr. Athanasia L. J. Dollmetsch Worley ‘68 Christina Dee Wright ‘11 Gavin T. Sommerville Wright Kyrena Wright ‘09 Leslie Wright Pamela L. Wright Richard T. Wright + Amy R. Wrynn ‘87 + Kam Chu Wu Jim and Dale Wyant Dr. Herbert M. and Audrey S. Wyman Ann Wyrick JingJing Xu Holly Anne Yarbrough ‘90 Estelle Yarinsky Mary Beth Yarrow Dr. Jonathan I. and Joy K. Yavelow Jieun Yi Joan Mielke Yost ‘90 David A. Young Eric Young ‘13 Henry Young Kenneth Young Peggy A. Young ‘80 Sarah Yuen

Dr. Lorraine Yurkewicz ‘75 Gennady Yusim Drs. Benjamin and Lisa R. Zablocki + Mrs. Beverley D. Zabriskie Mary Zadroga Dr. Theodore Zanker ‘56 + Mike and Kathy Zdeb + Christopher Zegar Julie F. and Marc D. Zeitlin Michael S. Zelie Dexin Zhou ‘09 + YuGai Zhu ‘11 Dr. Elena L. Zhukova + Bill Zifchak and Maggie Evans Dr. Michael and Naomi Zigmond Julianne Zimmerman Adam Zisman Anthony Zito Gabrielle Zlotnik Aliesa Zoecklein Anshul R. Zota ‘11 Mark A. Zuckerman ‘70 Rachel Zwell ‘10 Gifts in Kind Anonymous (2) Roland Augustine

Joe Bostian and Leslie Coons Bostian Dr. Francis X. Claps Frank A. December Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Harold Faberman Marilyn Hastings-Kern and Daniel Kern-Blau Benjamin and Cathy Iselin Veronica Jacobs Hedy Jellinek Hans Kern ‘14 Steve Kohn Lawrence Luhring Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. Elisabeth Martin and Michael Duddy Renee McBride Vincent McGee Christina Garcia Moreno Minna S. Morse ‘88 Corinna Parker Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas Matthew Phillips Eddie Rosenstein Margret Sell Kendall Serota ’04 Andrea Spender-Lasby Elizabeth Jones White

JOHN BARD SOCIETY NEWS More than 35 members of the John Bard Society (JBS) received an exclusive tour of the Bard Graduate Center’s riveting retrospective exhibition Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life before gathering for the annual John Bard Society luncheon on December 12. At the lunch, Bard President Leon Botstein gave an overview of the state of the College and answered questions. Highlights included a description of Honey Field and the increase in the numbers of student athletes, as well as the new options for applying to the College (see Fall ’14 Bardian).

JBS honors those Bardians and friends of the College who have included Bard in their estate plans. These generous donors care passionately for Bard’s future by making provisions such as naming Bard a beneficiary of a retirement or insurance plan, establishing a life income gift, providing for Bard in their wills, and other planned gifts.

Students who benefit from endowed scholarships, many created by JBS members, also attended and shared some thoughts about current events on campus. When asked, “What are the current topics concerning students on campus?” several responded, “Friends, Senior Projects, and job prospects after graduation.” They are all concerned with the national conversation on race and equality in the United States—particularly how it affects students of color who live and study at Bard.

To help secure Bard’s future and receive an invitation to the next JBS luncheon, contact Debra Pemstein at pemstein@bard.edu or by calling 845-758-7405. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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Pam Tanowitz Dance & FLUX Quartet

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Chávez and His World Two weekends of concerts, panels, and other events bring the musical world of Carlos Chávez vividly to life.


Everything by my side By Fernando Rubio FI LM SER I ES | July 11 – August 2

Reinventing Mexico SPI EGELTENT | July 2 – August 15

TH EATER | June 25 – July 19 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

Cabaret, music, and more

Oklahoma! Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Original dances by Agnes de Mille

New music arrangements by Daniel Kluger New choreography by John Heginbotham Directed by Daniel Fish

Special SummerScape discount for Bard alumni/ae: order by phone and save 20% on most Bard SummerScape programs. Offer limited to 2 tickets per buyer and cannot be combined with other discounts. The 2015 SummerScape season is made possible in part through the generous support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher, the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation, the Board of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, the Board of the Bard Music Festival, and the Friends of the Fisher Center, as well as grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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