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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bacterial Regulatory Networks Controlling Both Host and Microbe Metabolism: A Tale in Two Vibrios

Alexandra Purdy, Amherst College


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Talking Science: An Actor’s Perspective on Scientists Connecting with Their Audiences

Massimo Schuster

Doing science is one (great) thing; talking science is something else, especially if you talk to people who are not science-minded. It can also be great, but for some people it's harder than for others. As an actor and storyteller I think that there are a few tips that I can share and that will be helpful to you scientists and/or scientists-to-be, whenever you'll be talking to an audience. This will not be a lecture, nor a workshop, rather a freewheeling exchange.

 
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Hegeman 107
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Friday, September 21, 2018 – Saturday, September 22, 2018

From Thales to Higgs, a Very Physical Promenade

A Show by Massimo Schuster

Description: I wanted to share with an audience my love for physics, but I couldn't find the way to do it. I met various physicists in France and Italy, but even if every one of them seemed interested in my project, with none did I feel the spark I was seeking.

The breakthrough happened when I met Carlo Rovelli, author of the best-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. With his help I succeeded in preparing this piece of narrative theater that deals with the birth and development of scientific thinking in Europe, from Thales of Miletus to the famous Higgs boson.

Through various anecdotes, some true, some made up, but always plausible, I start with Thales, move on to Empedocles and Aristarchus, spend some time with Plato and Aristotle, then jump all the way to Einstein. All along, I use a simple language, understandable to everyone and hopefully entertaining. My goal is to explain how the world in which we live is at the same time simpler and more complex, but most of all more marvelous and fascinating, than most people think.

Without trying to sell myself as a specialist of scientific thinking, which I'm not, my goal is to explain why physics is for me a constant source of inspiration and wonder.

General Information: The show is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you reserve a seat by emailing Hal Haggard (haggard@bard.edu). The show will be in Olin Hall and doors will open at 6:30 pm. The show will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
 
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Olin Hall
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Friday, September 21, 2018

From Thales to Higgs: A Very Physical Promenade

Massimo Schuster

Through various anecdotes, some true, some made up, but always plausible, I start with Thales, move on to Empedocles and Aristarchus, spend some time with Plato and Aristotle, then jump all the way to Einstein. All along, I use a simple language, understandable to everyone and hopefully entertaining. My goal is to explain how the world in which we live is at the same time simpler and more complex, but most of all more marvelous and fascinating, than most people think.

Without trying to sell myself as a specialist of scientific thinking, which I'm not, my goal is to explain why physics is for me a constant source of inspiration and wonder.

The show is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you reserve a seat by emailing Hal Haggard (haggard@bard.edu).
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Olin Hall
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Monday, September 24, 2018

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Drug Discovery of New Antibacterial Compounds

Lucija Peterlin Masic, University of Ljubljana


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ethanol and Medicines

Lucija Peterlin Mašič, University of Ljubljana

Ethanol is one of the most widely used legal psychoactive substances with high potential for abuse. Interactions between ethanol and drugs may occur with the concurrent use of ethanol and medicinal products. The elderly frequently use ethanol and prescription drugs together; therefore the risk for side effects is higher. Concomitant use of ethanol and drugs may result in pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic interactions. Pharmacokinetic interactions occur when ethanol directly affects the normal metabolism of the drug and its concentration in the blood. Pharmacodynamic interactions are primarily the result of additive effects of ethanol and drugs on the central nervous system. Therefore, there is a risk of excessive sedation when using drugs that act depressive on the central nervous system. In reality, interactions between ethanol and drugs are often complex, as people may be exposed to more than two psychotropic substances at the same time. In the presentation, I will focus primarily on action of the ethanol on the organism and on providing a better insight into the mechanisms underlying the known pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions with ethanol.
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Preston Theater
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

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Monday, October 1, 2018

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Salt and Water Balance in Fishes: Endocrine Mechanisms of Environmental Adaptation

Jason Breves, Skidmore College

The maintenance of salt and water balance is a critical requirement for life. The integrity of cells, tissues, and the macromolecules that carry on the business of life requires the maintenance of a narrow range of physical and chemical conditions. In turn, identifying how organisms regulate the movements of ions and water at the subcellular, cellular, and organismal levels represents an important and fundamental line of biological inquiry. Aquatic organisms, such as the one I will describe today, experience a formidable challenge in maintaining homeostasis in the presence of a strong, and sometimes fluctuating, osmotic gradient with the external environment. Accordingly, these organisms have evolved efficient mechanisms for detecting changes in osmotic conditions, which will in turn direct appropriate physiological responses.
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Bard Summer Research Institute: 2018 Poster Session

Join faculty and students who participated in this year’s program in presenting their work.
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Monday, October 8, 2018

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Monday, October 15, 2018

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Who are the Species in Your Neighborhood?
Density-dependent Interactions in a Tropical Tree Community

Liza Comita, Yale School of Forestry


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Musical Brain

Dominique Vuvan, Skidmore College

Music is an incredible tool for the study of human cognition. This lecture will review work from the Skidmore Music and Cognition Lab guided by three lines of inquiry. First, how does the cognitive system make predictions, and how might different musical contexts shape predictions during listening? Second, how might music serve as a model to investigate the neural substrates of consciousness? Third, how do people differ in their musical processing, and how might the study of these individual differences help us understand neurocognitive function more generally? I will discuss research that employs multiple methods including behavioural measurement, event-related potentials, and brain imaging, in order to make direct connections between the study of musical processing to more abstract questions about human nature.
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Preston Theater
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change Revealed by the Resurrection Approach

Steven Franks, Fordham University


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

You Can “Enter a Garage” but Can You Also “Crab-walk a Garage”?

Evidence for Flexible Linguistic Encoding in Chinese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish

Languages differ in how they package the components of an event into words to form sentences. For example, while some languages (like English) typically encode the manner of motion in the verb (e.g., crab-walking), others (like Spanish) more often use verbs that encode the path (e.g., entering). These tendencies lead to biases in learning: children and adults assume that novel motion verbs will reflect the dominant pattern of their own language (manner for English, path for Spanish). Moreover, these biases are flexible: when taught a series of novel motion verbs that all encode path, English speakers will shift to expecting that subsequent verbs will encode path instead of manner. In this talk, I’ll address some limitations of this work (in English) and extend it to new languages: Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. I'll conclude by discussing the implications of these results for the architecture of language in the mind.
 
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Preston Theater
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

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Monday, October 29, 2018

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Microbial Terroir in Cider Production

Gabriel Perron, Biology Program


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Friday, November 2, 2018

From Bard to Biotechnology:
A Career in Science

Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ‘66


Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Monday, November 5, 2018

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Identifying Genes that Enhance Neuronal Health with Age

Vanisha Lakhina, Princeton University


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

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Monday, November 12, 2018

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ants, Art, Science Education, and Environmental Conservation: A Bardian’s Story

Grace Barber ’07, Albany Pine Bush Preserve


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

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Monday, November 19, 2018

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to Plan a Meaningful Summer

Felicia Keesing, Biology Program


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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Monday, December 3, 2018

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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