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News: Faculty (column 1)

  • Rock Stars: Robotic Sculpture and Tuscan Stone

    Rock Stars: Robotic Sculpture and Tuscan Stone

    Faculty member Jon Isherwood will be featured in an international exhibition of contemporary sculpture using robots to carve Tuscan marble. The show opens at The Museum of Sculpture and Architecture (MUSA ) Pietrasanta, Italy on July 5, 2014. Read more.

  • Deschenes Earns High Praise in NYT

    Deschenes Earns High Praise in NYT

    A New York Times art critic praised faculty member Liz Deschenes as “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography” in a review of her current exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York. Read more.

  • Coburn Monitors Afghanistan's Presidential Election

    Coburn Monitors Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

    Faculty member Noah Coburn has been monitoring Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election with a team of Afghan researchers in Kabul. Read more.

  • Sgorbati Publishes Book on Emergent Improvisation

    Sgorbati Publishes Book on Emergent Improvisation

    Faculty member Susan Sgorbati’s has published a new book with Emily Climer ’12 and Marie Lynn Haas ’12 on Emergent Improvisation: Where Dance Meets Science on Spontaneous Composition

  • Alfano Examines 'American Myth' in Italian Film & Lit

    Alfano Examines 'American Myth' in Italian Film & Lit

    Faculty member Barbara Alfano’s new book, The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film, examines the use of images associated with the U.S. in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s. The book explores how the individuals portrayed in these works—and the intellectuals who created them—confront the cultural construct of the American myth. Read more.

  • Ann Pibal Awarded $25,000 Rappaport Prize

    Ann Pibal Awarded $25,000 Rappaport Prize

    The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has named visual arts faculty member Ann Pibal winner of its prestigious Rappaport Prize, which awards $25,000 each year to a contemporary artist with ties to New England. For coverage in The Boston Globe, click here.

  • Brazelton Wins Prestigious Composition Prize

    Brazelton Wins Prestigious Composition Prize

    Music faculty member Kitty Brazelton was awarded the 12th annual Carl von Ossietzky Composition Prize by the University of Oldenburg for her setting of Psalm 104 for mixed choir, percussion, and organ. Read more.

  • Ann Pibal Opens Solo Show in Boston

    Pibal Opens Solo Show in Boston

    An exhibition of new paintings by faculty member Ann Pibal is on view at Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston through Saturday, May 4, with an opening reception on Friday, April 5. The exhibition, LOS DOS, which represents Pibal's continued investigation into the possibilities presented by abstract painting, can be viewed online here.

  • Insight-Decision-Action: An Interview with Gong Szeto

    Insight-Decision-Action: An Interview with Gong Szeto

    Klat magazine, a contemporary art, design, and architecture publication, spoke with graphic designer and CAPA fellow Gong Szeto about his ongoing work in collecting and visualizing geopolitical data to enhance the risk assessment capabilities of U.S. federal agencies. Read more.

  • New Works by Mary Lum on View in NYC

    New Works by Mary Lum on View in NYC

    An exhibit of new works by visual arts faculty member Mary Lum will open with a reception at Yancey Richardson Gallery (535 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:00 pm. The exhibit, Small Structures—on view through Oct. 20—includes a series of small-scale photographs and acrylic-based collage works on paper, hung end-to-end in a line throughout the gallery. Read more.

  • Pibal in NYC Group Exhibit

    Pibal in NYC Group Exhibit

    Visual arts faculty member Ann Pibal’s small-scale paintings are on view in a group exhibition at Sikkenma Jenkins & Co Gallery on West 22nd St., New York. The exhibition, running through July 27, features paintings by eight contemporary artists who predominately work in small or modest scale. “Small paintings intimate the domestic and the personal,” says Pibal. “They create a space the size of one viewer at a time.” Read more.

  • Liz Deschenes Discusses Work Included in Whitney Biennial

    Liz Deschenes Discusses Work Included in Whitney Biennial

    Photography faculty member Liz Deschenes, one of 51 artists selected to participate in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s prestigious Biennial exhibition, discusses her innovative work with photograms in a video featured on the museum's website. Watch.

  • Thorsten Dennerline Selected for International Print Center Exhibit

    Thorsten Dennerline Selected for International Print Center Exhibit

    The International Print Center New York has selected a series of prints by visual arts faculty member Thorsten Dennerline for its “New Prints 2012/Winter” exhibit—a collection of 68 prints by 45 artists selected from a pool of more than 2,300 submissions. Read more.

  • Salt Prints by Jonathan Kline Exhibited at UVM

    Salt Prints by Jonathan Kline Exhibited at UVM

    Visual arts faculty member Jonathan Kline’s exhibition at the University of Vermont showcased 17 prints produced using one of the many historic photographic processes that he’s dedicated his recent career to preserving. Read more.

  • Yoko Inoue one of ten artists to receive $25,000 grant

    Yoko Inoue one of ten artists to receive $25,000  grant

    Visual arts faculty member Yoko Inoue was one of ten artists selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation. The unrestricted grant enables women “at a critical juncture in their lives or careers to continue to grow their work,” according to the Foundation. Inoue is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes sculpture, installation, collaborative projects, and public intervention performance art. For more on her work, click here.

  • Susan Sgorbati Awarded Creative Research Residency at RPI

    Susan Sgorbati Awarded Creative Research Residency at RPI

    Dance faculty member and professional mediator Susan Sgorbati has been awarded a six-week Creative Research residency at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Read more.

  • Gunnar Schonbeck Honored at Solid Sound Festival

    Gunnar Schonbeck Honored at Solid Sound FestIVAL

    Longtime Bennington faculty member Gunnar Schonbeck was honored at Mass MoCA's Solid Sound Festival recently when Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche performed using the unique handcrafted instruments for which the late music teacher is known. Read more.

  • Karen Gover Wins Prize from American Society for Aesthetics

    Karen Gover Wins Prize from American Society for Aesthetics

    Philosophy faculty member Karen Gover was named winner of the American Society for Aesthetics' 2011 John Fisher Memorial Prize, awarded bi-annually for an original essay in aesthetics. Read more.

  • In Ceramic Arts Magazine, One Faculty Member Reviews Another

    In Ceramic Arts Magazine, One Faculty Member Reviews Another

    Philosophy faculty member and art critic Karen Gover's review of Barry Bartlett's new work appeared in a recent issue of Ceramics: Art and Perception, a leading international magazine in the field of ceramic arts. Read more.

  • Donald Hall Awarded National Medal of Arts

    Donald Hall

    Donald Hall Awarded  National Medal of Arts

    Bennington Writing Seminars Writer-in-Residence Donald Hall, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, was one of 10 artists to be honored by President Obama this week with the prestigious 2010 National Medal of Arts. Watch the White House ceremony here.

  • Tom Bogdan Scores Second Fulbright

    Tom Bogdan Scores Second Fulbright

    Music faculty member Tom Bogdan has been awarded his second Fulbright Grant to teach American composer Meredith Monk's A Celebration Service to musicians and dancers abroad. Read more

  • Faculty Member, Alum Earn Tony Award Nominations

    Faculty Member, Alum Earn Tony Award Nominations

    Faculty member Scott Lehrer and alumnus Alexander Dodge '93 were nominated for 2010 Tony Awards for their behind-the-scenes work on two critically acclaimed Broadway productions. Read more

  • Poets & Writers Goes One-On-One with MFA Faculty Member Major Jackson

    Poets & Writers Goes One-On-One with MFA Faculty Member Major Jackson

    Profiled in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, MFA faculty member Major Jackson discusses his life as a writer, his just-published collection of poetry, and shares a few thoughts on the Bennington Writing Seminars—which the magazine recently ranked among the best low-residency MFA programs in the world. Read the profile here

  • Rochester Philharmonic Commissions Violin Concerto by Allen Shawn

    Rochester Philharmonic Commissions Violin Concerto by Allen Shawn

    A violin concerto composed by music faculty member Allen Shawn has been commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and was performed on Thursday, March 11, and Saturday, March 13, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester. Read more.

  • Oceana Wilson Discusses Recent Honor on VPR

    Oceana Wilson Discusses Recent Honor on VPR

    Oceana Wilson, Director of Library and Information Services, was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio after winning the American Library Association's "I Love My Librarian Award." One of 10 winners chosen from more than 3,200 nominations, Wilson received $5,000 and was honored at a ceremony in New York. Listen to her interview here.

  • Dana Reitz Revives Acclaimed 1994 Show Necessary Weather

    Dana Reitz Revives Acclaimed 1994 Show Necessary Weather

    Dance faculty member Dana Reitz and dancer/choreographer Sara Rudner garnered rave reviews for their recent reprisal of their 1994 show Necessary Weather at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. Read more.

  • DESCHENES WINS $25,000 RAPPAPORT PRIZE

    DESCHENES WINS $25,000 RAPPAPORT PRIZE

    For the second year in a row, a Bennington faculty member has been named winner of the prestigious Rappaport Prize. The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum announced Liz Deschenes as recipient of the $25,000 award, after selecting Ann Pibal last year. Read more.

News: Faculty (column 2)

  • Anastas in NYT Magazine

    Anastas in NYT Magazine

    Read literature faculty member Benjamin Anastas’ “The Breakup List” in the June 13 New York Times Magazine.

  • Feitlowitz Translates Salvador Novo’s Autobiography

    Feitlowitz Translates Salvador Novo’s Autobiography

    Literature faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz’s translated autobiography of Mexican writer Salvador Novo, which includes 19 translated sonnets, recounts Novo's coming-of-age amidst the violent Mexican Revolution and offers a history of his passions—both literary and otherwise. Published this spring by University of Texas Press, Pillar of Salt is "nothing short of beautiful," wrote critic Micah McCrary in his review. Read more.

  • Pal Wins AHA Prize

    Pal Wins AHA Prize

    History faculty member Carol Pal has been named winner of the American Historical Association's 2013 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book Republic of Women: Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century. More.

  • KOHUT PUBLISHED IN HARVARD BIZ REVIEW

    KOHUT Analyzes effective Leadership in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

    Matthew Kohut, a fellow at Bennington's Center for the Advancement of Public Action, co-authored the cover story of the Harvard Business Review’s July/August issue. The article, which compares warmth- vs. fear-based leadership models, comes in advance of Kohut’s new book, Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, which he co-authored with John Neffinger. Read the article here.

  • SEVEN FROM BENNINGTON EARN GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS

    SEVEN FROM BENNINGTON EARN GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS

    Visual arts faculty member Ann Pibal, MFA faculty members Major Jackson, J.C. Hallman and Brenda Shaughnessy, and alumnae Kiran Desai ’93, Anne Waldman, and Cora Cohen '64 are among the 175 artists, scholars, and scientists—out of nearly 3,000 applicants—to receive 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships. More.

  • Camille Guthrie Guest Blogs for Poetry Foundation

    Camille Guthrie Guest Blogs for Poetry Foundation

    Literature faculty member Camille Guthrie is guest blogging in April for the Poetry Foundation’s blog, “Harriet,” in celebration of National Poetry Month. Guthrie’s recently released collection, Articulated Lair, a series of poems about the art of Louise Bourgeois, was chosen as the January book-of-the-month for The Rumpus Poetry Book Club. She discusses the collection here.

  • Winter Reading Recs from Bennington Faculty

    Winter Reading Recs from Bennington Faculty

    A few years ago, director of library and information services Oceana Wilson began a tradition with Bennington faculty: “I’m looking for winter reading recommendations for students," she wrote, "—the kind of books you would recommend to a friend.” To see how they responded this year, click here.

  • New Works by Jon Isherwood On View in Numerous Exhibits

    New Works by Jon Isherwood On View in Numerous Exhibits

    Several large-scale sculptures by visual arts faculty member Jon Isherwood have been installed at the Songzhuang Art Museum in Beijing, the deCorva Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, and on the campus of Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. Read more.

  • Deschenes Exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

    Deschenes Exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

    Photography faculty member Liz Deschenes has collaborated with Austrian photographer Florian Pumhösl on an exhibition currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, Parcours—a French word for “route”— is inspired from an unrealized exhibition proposal of the 1930s by Austrian-born Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer, according to the museum. Read more.

  • Fast Co. Praises 'Citizens Connect' App Developed by Nigel Jacob's Office

    Fast Co. Praises 'Citizens Connect' App Developed by Nigel Jacob's Office

    As co-chair of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Bennington CAPA fellow Nigel Jacob is showing how technology can be used to empower citizens and involve them in the inner workings of the city, according to Fast Company Magazine. Full story.

  • Kerry Woods Published in Canadian Journal of Forest Research

    Kerry Woods Published in Canadian Journal of Forest Research

    Ecology faculty member Kerry Woods’ research on "Losses in understory diversity over three decades in an old-growth cool-temperate forest" has been published in the March issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Read more.

  • Accolades Pour in for Megan Mayhew Bergman Debut

    Accolades Abound for Megan Mayhew Bergman's Debut

    The Boston Globe called faculty member and MFA alumna Megan Mayhew Bergman “a top notch emerging writer” after the release of her universally praised debut, Birds of a Lesser Paradise. The collection of 12 stories has been named a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer’s Selection, as well as an Indie Next Pick and Amazon Top Ten pick for March. It also received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and was named a “Must-Read Book for March” by O Magazine. For the full Boston Globe review, click here.

  • Liz Deschenes to be Included in 2012 Whitney Biennial

    Liz Deschenes to be Included in 2012 Whitney Biennial

    Photography faculty member Liz Deschenes is one of 51 artists selected to participate in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s prestigious Biennial exhibition— the Museum’s signature survey of contemporary American art and one of the leading art shows in the world. Read more.

  • Editorial by David Anderegg Published in New York Times

    Editorial by David Anderegg Published in New York Times

    An editorial by psychology faculty member David Anderegg was published in The New York Times' “Room for Debate” series, which calls on experts from various fields to weigh in on news events and other relevant issues. Anderegg’s piece, Moving On With Our Lives, addresses the issue of  “What parents should reveal about ‘life before children,’ and when.” Read it here.

  • Mary Lum’s New Exhibition “Mind Bending,” says Boston Globe Art cRITIC

    Mary Lum’s New Exhibition “Mind Bending,” says Boston Globe Art cRITIC

    Faculty member Mary Lum's mixed-media exhibition at Carroll and Sons gallery in Boston is "mind bending," declared Boston Globe critic Cate McQuaid. "Lum has taken over the gallery, commanding the viewer's attention in ways large and small." The exhibition aims to evoke the experience of city life through paintings, collages, photographs, and drawings of varying scale. Read the entire Globe review here.

  • Oceana Wilson Offers Summer Reading Recs on Vermont Public Radio

    Oceana Wilson Offers Summer Reading Recs on Vermont Public Radio

    Director of Library and Information Services Oceana Wilson joined VPR’s Vermont Edition this week for its annual Summer Reading Show, an always-popular episode that asks book experts from around the state to weigh in with their summer reading recommendations. Listen to the episode here.

  • Paul Voice’s New Book Examines Philosopher John Rawls

    Paul Voice’s New Book Examines Philosopher John Rawls

    Philosophy faculty member Paul Voice examines the influential work of prominent political philosopher John Rawls in his new book Rawls Explained, published in April by Open Court Press. Read more.

  • Milford Graves to Perform at Benefit Concert for Japan

    Milford Graves to Perform at Benefit Concert for Japan

    Music faculty member and jazz percussionist Milford Graves will perform at a benefit concert for Japan on Friday, April 8, at the Abrons Art Center in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Graves will join an esteemed lineup that includes Thurston Moore, Elliott Sharp, and Matthew Shipp, among other renowned performers. For more information, or to make a donation online, click here.

  • Katie Peterson awarded $25,000 Artist Grant

    Katie Peterson awarded $25,000 Artist Grant

    Literature faculty member Katie Peterson was one of 14 artists and the only poet to be awarded an unrestricted $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts this year. Read more.

  • Allen Shawn's New Memoir Garners National Acclaim

    Allen Shawn's New Memoir Garners National Acclaim

    Critics everywhere are praising music faculty member Allen Shawn’s new memoir Twin, which looks back at the inextricable bond and life-defining relationship he’s shared with his autistic twin sister, Mary, who was placed in an institution for the mentally disabled at the age of eight. Read more.

  • Mansour Farhang Hosts Conference on Advancing Democracy in Iran

    Mansour Farhang Hosts Conference on Advancing Democracy in Iran

    Faculty member Mansour Farhang and Maryland University professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak have received multiple grants—including $50,000 from George Soros's Open Society Institute—to convene a conference on "Toward a Culture of Civil Liberties, Human Rights and Democracy in Iran" at the University of Maryland's Roshan Center for Persian Studies, from October 28-31. Read more.

  • Remembering Bill Dixon, Bennington Faculty Member, 1968-1995

    Remembering Bill Dixon, Bennington Faculty Member, 1968-1995

    It is with great sadness that the Bennington community notes the passing of jazz composer, trumpeter, and longtime faculty member Bill Dixon, who died June 16, 2010, at his home in North Bennington. He was 84. Read more.

  • Mary Lum earns prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

    Mary Lum earns prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

    Faculty member Mary Lum has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship to support her ongoing work in the visual arts. One of 180 Fellows chosen from some 3,000 artists, scientists, and scholars, Lum plans to continue her work on Tracing The City, she says, "a drawing project that encompasses the experience of living in, wandering through, reading about, recording, and remembering the city." Read more.

  • Ann Pibal Awarded $20,000 Artist Grant

    Ann Pibal Awarded $20,000 Artist Grant

    Faculty member Ann Pibal was one of 30 U.S. artists to receive a $20,000 grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Read more.

News: Faculty (column 3)

  • Stone Carving in the 21st Century

    Stone Carving in the 21st Century

    On Saturday June 21, faculty member Jon Isherwood joined other artists to present work with new technologies and marble. The conference delved into ideas and techniques surrounding art and sculpture in a post digital environment. Read more.

  • Local Action, Global Change

    Local Action, Global Change

    From the local to the global, morning headlines describe problems that seem impossible to fix. But what if a college course taught students skills to tackle them anyway? Susan Sgorbati’s Bennington College introductory conflict-resolution class, “Solving the Impossible,” attempts to do just that. And with powerful results. Read more.

  • Liz Deschenes’ Exhibition

    Liz Deschenes’ Exhibition

    The Walker Art Center announces a solo exhibit of Bennington faculty Liz Deschenes’ work. Read more.

  • Edelman Shares Expertise on Science Channel

    Edelman Shares Expertise on Science Channel

    Faculty member and brain researcher David Edelman, whose current research involves putting octopuses through mazes, discusses how alien minds might function on the popular Science Channel program Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. More here.

  • ISHERWOOD INTERVIEWS CARO IN SCULPTURE MAGAZINE

    ISHERWOOD INTERVIEWS CARO IN SCULPTURE MAGAZINE

    Visual arts faculty member Jon Isherwood’s interview with influential sculptor and former Bennington faculty member Anthony Caro was published in the July/August issue of Sculpture Magazine. Read it here.

  • Poem by Mark Wunderlich published in New Republic

    Poem by Mark Wunderlich published in New Republic

    Literature faculty member Mark Wunderlich's poem "White Fur" was published in the June issue of the New Republic. Look.

  • Julie Last Engineers Grammy-Nominated Album

    Julie Last Engineers Grammy-Nominated Album

    Music faculty member Julie Last is the audio engineer behind bestselling chantmaster Krishna Das’ latest album, Live Ananda, which was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. Last’s work captures the depth and spirit of a group of chanters on a three-day retreat in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Listen here.

  • Benjamin Anastas’ New Memoir Draws Praise in New York Times

    Benjamin Anastas’ New Memoir Draws Praise in NY Times

    Undergraduate and MFA faculty member Ben Anastas' new memoir, Too Good to Be True—about having and losing it all, both in literature and life— “is smart and honest and searching,” raved one New York Times review, “…so plaintive and raw that most writers (and many readers) will finish it with heart palpitations.” Read more.

  • Unsettled and Pertpetual: Camille Guthrie Interviews Ann Pibal

    Unsettled and Perpetual: Camille Guthrie Interviews Ann Pibal

    A conversation between literature faculty member Camille Guthrie and visual arts faculty member Ann Pibal was published in the biannual literary arts journal Fence. Pibal's 2011 piece, FLS2, was featured on the front cover. More.

  • White House Names Nigel Jacob 'Champion of Change'

    White House Names Nigel Jacob 'Champion of Change'

    The White House last week recognized CAPA fellow Nigel Jacob and Chris Osgood, co-chairs of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), as “Champions of Change” for their commitment to creating a more open and innovative government through entrepreneurship. Read more.

  • Faculty, Alumna Newt Research Garners Attention

    Faculty, Alumna Newt Research Garners Attention

    Biology faculty member Betsy Sherman’s study on eastern red-spotted newts, co-authored by Katie Van Munster ’08 in Northeastern Naturalist, suggests that the amphibian is highly adaptable to conditions imposed upon it by humans. Read more.

  • Poetry International Goes In-Depth with Ed Ochester

    Poetry International Goes In-Depth with Ed Ochester

    Vermont-based poet Chad deNiord's conversation with MFA faculty member Ed Ochester was published recently in Poetry International magazine. deNiord, who's known for his in-depth interviews of renowned American poets, visited Ochester during the Bennington Writing Seminars summer residency in June. Read the interview here.

  • Susie Ibarra Performs in London 2012 Olympic Festival

    Susie Ibarra Performs in London Olympic Festival

    Music faculty member Susie Ibarra joined leading musicians from all 204 Olympic nations for a two-day music festival celebrating the opening of the 2012 Summer Games in London. Read more.

  • Lehrer Earns Fourth Tony Nomination

    Lehrer Earns Fourth Tony Nomination

    For his sound design of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Death of a Salesman, faculty member Scott Lehrer has earned his fourth Tony Award nomination in five years. Read more.

  • Carol Pal Earns Prestigious Huntington Fellowship

    Carol Pal Earns Prestigious Huntington Fellowship

    History faculty member Carol Pal has been named next year's Dibner Fellow in the History of Science at the renowned Huntington Library in California. During her year at the Huntington, Carol will be working on her second monograph, Transient Technologies. Her first book, Republic of Women, will be published in May by Cambridge University Press.

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman Anthologized in 2011 Best American Short Stories

    Megan Mayhew Bergman Anthologized in 2011 Best American Short Stories

    A story by visiting literature faculty member Megan Mayhew Bergman is included in the recently released 2011 Best American Short Stories. Entitled “Housewifely Arts” Mayhew Bergman’s story follows a grieving daughter who drives miles because she yearns to hear her dead mother’s parrot mimic her mother’s voice. Mayhew Bergman’s first collection of stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, is due out in March 2012 and has been selected by Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. For more on her work, click here.

  • CAPA Fellow Nigel Jacob Nominated for 2011 Public Official of the Year Award

    CAPA Fellow Nigel Jacob Nominated for 2011 Public Official of the Year Award

    GOVERNING magazine has nominated Nigel Jacob and Chris Osgood, co-chairs of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, for its annual Public Official of the Year award. A current fellow at Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Jacob has been working with Osgood (and some Bennington students, among others) to harness new technologies in ways that strengthen public services and increase citizen engagement. Their work "could fundamentally change the way citizens interact with cities,” the magazine wrote. Read more.

  • Valerie Imbruce Discusses NYC’s Food System on Pacifica Radio

    Valerie Imbruce Discusses NYC’s Food System on Pacifica Radio

    Environmental Studies Director Valerie Imbruce was interviewed on WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City for a segment on the City's plans to make its food system more locally sourced and accessible to low-income and immigrant communities. Listen to her interview here.

  • Rotimi Suberu Speaks at International Conference on Nigerian Politics

    Rotimi Suberu Speaks at International Conference on Nigerian Politics

    Political science faculty member Rotimi Suberu presented a paper on "Prebendal Politics and Federal Governance in Nigeria" at an international conference on Nigerian politics recently. Read more.

  • MASS MoCA Puts Spotlight on Mary Lum

    MASS MoCA Puts Spotlight on Mary Lum

    A new work by visual arts faculty member Mary Lum is included in MASS MoCA’s current exhibition The Workers, which examines the various ways that labor is represented in the world today. Lum’s mixed-media piece, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor”, includes fragments from hand-torn paper bags, each stamped with the name of the person responsible for that bag’s production. In conjunction with her work in the exhibition, Lum also designed a billboard (pictured above) located on Route 8 in North Adams, and is featured in the museum’s ongoing artist spotlight series. Read it here.

  • Marguerite Feitlowitz Praised for Book on Argentina’s “Dirty War”

    Marguerite Feitlowitz Praised for Book on Argentina’s “Dirty War”

    In his column in the Buenos Aires Herald, celebrated journalist and human rights hero Robert Cox dubbed faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz's book on Argentina's infamous Dirty War "the most important book to appear so far on the consequences of the vicious cycle of terror and violence that enveloped Argentina in the 1970s." Read more.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars Perform Commission by Nick Brooke

    Bang on a Can All-Stars Perform Commission by Nick Brooke

    The famed electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars premiered a commission composed by faculty member Nick Brooke this month at the Merkin Concert Hall as part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival—a three-month, 14-concert event showcasing collaborations between songwriters, composers, and performers from classical and popular music traditions. Read more.

  • David Anderegg Speaks at TEDx-Brussels Conference

    David Anderegg Speaks at TEDx-Brussels Conference

    Psychology faculty member David Anderegg spoke at the TEDx Conference in Brussels, Belgium, last month on the growing culture of anti-intellectualism in America—a topic central to his critically acclaimed 2008 book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them. Watch his talk here.

  • Dina Janis Brings New Life to Dorset Theatre Festival

    Dina Janis Brings New Life to Dorset Theatre Festival

    The Boston Globe lauded drama faculty member Dina Janis in her new role as artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, a storied, 35-year-old professional summer program in Vermont. Read the article here.

  • Doug Bauer scores $25,000 Literature Fellowship

    Doug Bauer scores $25,000 Literature Fellowship

    The National Endowment of the Arts has awarded author and faculty member Doug Bauer a $25,000 grant in support of his ongoing work in contemporary literature. Read more.

  • Bauer Wins PEN New England Award

    Bauer Wins PEN New England Award

    Literature faculty member Doug Bauer has won the 2014 PEN New England Award for nonfiction for his latest book, What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death. Bauer’s poignant collection of essays weaves the stories of his own and his parents’ lives, the meals they ate, the work and rewards and regrets that defined them, and the inevitable betrayal by their bodies as they aged. Read more.