Simon's Rock Chemistry Professor Patty Dooley, Ph.D., Colonel of the Airborne, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Chemistry Professor Patty Dooley, Ph.D., Colonel of the Airborne, U.S. Army (Ret.), delivered the keynote address recently at the closing ceremony of the Joint Science and Technology Institute, a “smart camp” run by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for high school-aged students interested in STEM.

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Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President of Bard College at Simon's Rock, shares a story from this year's Honors Convocation that demonstrates the true value of Rocker students, and what this means in the context of an American education system that emphasizes standardized test scores above all else.

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Last week, scholar-activist William Robinson presented “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity” at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the latest in the 2014 Proseminar Lecture in the Social Scientific Inquiry series that has also featured Vijay Prashad and Wendy Cheg — and William issued a warning about our future, as well as a call to action to spark positive change.

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Jacob Fossum, Fine Artist and Simon's Rock Visiting Professor in the Arts, is having his first solo painting exhibition at the school's Hillman-Jackson Gallery since joining the faculty in 2011. The exhibit runs daily from Tuesday, October 21, through Friday, November 21, and there is a Gallery Talk and Artist's Reception -- open to the public -- on Saturday, November 1, at 5:00 PM. We recently sat down with the artist to talk about his work, his teaching and his experience at Simon's Rock.

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Lee Hayes, Environmental Sciences student, on the Simon's Rock organic farm that furnishes the campus Dining Hall

This summer, Lee Hayes (pictured working on the Simon's Rock organic farm) and more than a dozen other early college students collaborated with seven professors on a variety of projects across the sciences, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science. With the 2014-2015 school year underway, and new students engaged in work in the sciences, we present a brief Photo Journal of the research conducted during the past few months.

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