Science Events at Bard

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Monday, October 23, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Bottleneck in the Drug Pipeline?
Alternative Tumor Measurement-based Phase II Clinical Trial Endpoints for Predicting Overall Survival

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
In the final stages of a long and costly drug discovery process, a drug compound is introduced into humans as part of a clinical trial. A clinical trial is a research study with a pre-defined protocol and is conducted in different phases. In oncology, as many as 60% of drug compounds that reach the last phase (Phase III) fail this final step. This high failure rate may reflect inappropriate evaluation of compounds in preceding Phase II trials, in which the primary endpoint is often binary tumor response, based on the Response Evaluation Criteria for Solid Tumors (RECIST). This motivates the search for alternative Phase II endpoints. In this talk, we will introduce clinical trials and survival analysis to contextualize the problem. Then we will describe our work evaluating alternative categorical and continuous tumor measurement-based endpoints for their ability to predict overall survival using data from real clinical trials.

Time:12:00 pm
Location:Hegeman 204
Sponsor:Mathematics Program
Contact:Lauren Rose
E-mail:rose@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7362
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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A Rose by Any Other Name:
Measuring Activity in the Amygdala in Response to  Odors

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time:12:00 pm
Location:Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Addicted to Rehab:
Race, Gender, and Drug Treatment in the Era of Mass Incarceration 

Thursday, October 26, 2017
After decades of the American “war on drugs," relentless prison expansion, and rising opioid deaths, political officials are finally challenging mass incarceration. Many point to an apparently promising solution: addiction treatment. However, we know so little about what goes on inside treatment programs that scholars have called it a “black box.” Allison McKim’s ethnographic research heads inside the black box to compare two treatment programs for women – one in the criminal justice system and one in the healthcare system. There, she finds two different ways of defining and treating addiction. She reveals that the category "addiction" reflects punitive criminal justice policy and its race, class, and gender politics. Thus when we use "addiction" to understand and address complex social problems, we further stigmatize marginalized women, reproduce inequality, and extend punishment.

Time:4:45 pm
Location:Preston Theater
Sponsor:Psychology Program
Contact:Thomas Hutcheon
E-mail:thutcheo@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7380
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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A Reading by Diane Ackerman
Monday, October 30, 2017
On Monday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Diane Ackerman reads from The Zookeeper’s Wife. Sponsored by the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, introduced by Bradford Morrow and followed by a Q&A, the reading is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, a little known true story of WWII, enjoyed months as the New York Times #1 nonfiction bestseller, was the basis for the 2017 feature film of the same title, and received the Orion Book Award, which honored it as “a groundbreaking work of nonfiction, in which the human relationship to nature is explored in an absolutely original way through looking at the Holocaust. A few years ago, ‘nature’ writers were asking themselves, How can a book be at the same time a work of art, an act of conscientious objection to the destruction of the world, and an affirmation of hope and human decency? The Zookeeper’s Wife answers this question.”

Diane Ackerman’s other works of nonfiction include An Alchemy of Mind, a poetics of the brain based on the latest neuroscience; Deep Play, which considers play, creativity, and our need for transcendence; A Slender Thread, about her work as a crisis line counselor; The Rarest of the Rare and The Moon by Whale Light, in which she explores the plight and fascination of endangered animals; On Extended Wings, her memoir of flying; and her bestseller, A Natural History of the Senses. Her most recent book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, a celebration of the natural world and human ingenuity, and an exploration of human-driven planetary change, received the P.E.N. Henry David Thoreau Award for Nature Writing.

Several of Ackerman's books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Circle Critics Award finalists. She also has the rare distinction of having a molecule named after her—dianeackerone— a pheromone in crocodilians. Her essays about nature and human nature have been appearing for decades in the New York Times, New Yorker, American Scholar, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and elsewhere.

Any supporter who donates $500 or more to Bard’s literary journal Conjunctions receives a BackPage Pass providing VIP access to any Fall 2017 or future event in the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series. Have lunch with a visiting author, attend a seminar on their work, and receive premium seating at their reading. Or you can give your BackPage Pass to a lover of literature on your gift list! To find out more, click here or contact Micaela Morrissette at conjunctions@bard.edu or (845) 758-7054.

Time:2:30 pm
Location:Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Sponsor:Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series
Contact:Micaela Morrissette
E-mail:mmorriss@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7054
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Monday, October 30, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Past Events:

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Senior Project Prospectus Talks
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Teagan DeCusatis
Jessica Liu
Rachel Nalecz
Thuy Linh Nguygen
Odett Salcedo
Peter Servatius
Kaylynn Tran
Christian Yost
Location: Hegeman 204
Sponsor: Mathematics Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Monday, October 16, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Water-Based Liquid Crystals: 
Ordered Fluids with Unusual Properties and Significant Potential for Applications
Friday, October 13, 2017
The liquid crystals used in displays are oily fluids in which the molecules possess orientational order.  Another class of liquid crystals relies on the spontaneous formation of molecular assemblies when certain dyes and drugs are dissolved in water.  These aqueous systems are the subject of significant scientific research, due to the possibility of applications in biology and medicine.  This research reveals that water-based liquid crystals behave quite differently from their oily counterparts, thus creating the understanding necessary to develop new techniques and devices in an area where liquid crystals have had little impact.

 
Location: Hegeman 107
Sponsor: Physics Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Stress and Memory:
Effects on Multiple Memory Systems
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Location: Preston Theater
Sponsor: Psychology Program

The Evolution of Animal Flight From a Biomechanics Perspective
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

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