Bard High School Early College Manhattan

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Deans' Hour

"Deans’ hours" are the time designated weekly for community academic and artistic events. These guest lectures, panel presentations, performances, and student-organized symposia provide a collective forum for students and faculty to witness the application of ideas explored in the classroom to the real-worlds of scholarly investigation, scientific experiment, and community life. Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:20pm (7th period), except as otherwise noted.

09/16/15               Writing & Thinking Celebratory Readings
09/30/15               "The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis;
                             or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?"
                             Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty
                             Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

10/07/15                 Fall Community Day

10/07/15                 Ariadne Greif, “Concert and Lecture”
                             11:45-12:35, Rm. 202
10/14/15                 “Choosing What is Right: Arguments and Authority in
                               the Bible and the Iliad”
                               David Levene 
                               Professor and Chair of Classics
                               New York University
10/16                      Hunter College Dance Company
                              9:00 AM
10/16                      Peter Silberman
                             "Lecture and Concert"
                              3:20 PM, Library
10/19                      Leon Botstein
                             “Welcome Lecture for Year One Students”
                              9:50 AM
10/21/15                 Fall Opportunities Fair
10/28/15                 Film Festival (curated by Anna Dolan)
11/04/15                "Jazz and Democracy"
                              Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Concert
11/11                      Veterans Day
11/18/15                 Yelena Beriyeva, Concert and Lecture
12/02/15                 STAGE Film Presentation, “The Hunting Ground”
12/4/15                 "In Plato’s Cave"
                             Jay Elliott 
                             Assistant Professor of Philosophy
                             Bard College (11:45 AM)
12/09/15                "Augustine and the Rhetoric of Autobiography"
                             George Baroud, Postdoctoral Fellow
                             New York University

12/11/15               "Things Fall Apart:  The Egyptian Revolution and Aftermath"
                             James Ketterer 
                             Dean of International Studies, Bard College
                             Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, 12:40 PM
12/16/15                Winter Concert and Art Exhibit
12/23/15                BHSEC Step Team Performance and Presentation
01/06/16               “On Dante”
                            Karen Sullivan 
                            Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance, Literature and Culture 
                            Bard College
01/13/16               Fall Theater Production
01/20/16               Finals         
01/27/16               Regents week
02/03/16              "Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance"
                            Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
02/05/16               "On Kafka"
                             Franz Kempf, Professor of German
                             Bard College (11:45 AM)
02/10/16               Spring Activities Fair
02/12/16                “On Woolf”
                             Mark Hussey, Professor Englsh
                             Pace University
                             (12:40 PM)
02/24/16               "Reading the Renaissance"
                             Thomas Martin, Professor of Art History
                             BHSEC, Manhattan
03/02/16               “Digging up the Past: How do we Discover New Texts from the Ancient World?"
                            Lauren Curtis, Assistant Professor of Classics
                            Bard College
03/09/16               Spring Community Day
03/16/16               "The Caliphate and the Transformation of Culture from the Near East to Europe"
                             Abigail Balbale
                             Assistant Professor Islamic Art and Material Culture
                             Bard Graduate Center
03/23/16               Steve Mazie, Tentative
03/30/16               “Concert/lecture on Chopin and the Holocaust”
                            Roger Peltzman
                            Third Street Music Faculty
04/06/16               “On Montaigne”
                             Tabetha Ewing, Associate Professor of History
                             Bard College
04/13/16               Steve Mazie, Tentative
04/20/16               Open
05/04/16               "The Rest is Silence: Hamlet and Uncertainty"
                             Ian Bickford, Dean of the Bard Early Colleges
05/11/16               "Design and Decision: Decision-Making in Pride and Prejudice"
                             Zach Holbrook, Assistant Professor of English
                             Bard High School Early College, Manhattan
05/18/16               "Jazz and Civil Rights"
                             Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
05/25/16               Spring Theater Production
06/01/16               Spring Concert and Art Exhibit