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If Picasso doodled on a napkin, contemporary art lovers and critics alike would probably scrutinize it for signs of genius.

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Since its launch in 2015, Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI), a program of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) founded by faculty members David Bond and Annabel Davis-Goff, has worked to bring liberal arts programming to the maximum-security men’s prison Great Meadow in Comstock, NY.

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Faculty members Dr. Katie Montovan and Dr. Betsy Sherman have undertaken coral reef biology research. The pair recently published the paper "Modeling Alternative Stable States in Caribbean Coral Reefs" in the journal Natural Resource Modeling.

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Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz published "A Tale of Survival," a review of Sergio Bitar's Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, through ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America.

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Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai's article "'We Didn't Talk About the Conflict': The Birthright Trip's Influence on Jewish Americans' Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" was recently published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

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The New York Times interviewed former faculty member Milford Graves about his new documentary, Milford Graves Full Mantis.

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Faculty member Rabbi Michael M. Cohen discusses the recent diplomacy summit of experts from Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Peace Centre at Dawson College in Montreal.

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Sue Rees returned to India in December 2017 to continue her Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Research Award (Flex Grant).

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Associate Director of Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) and Environment faculty member David Bond has been invited to become a Member of the School of Social Science at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the upcoming academic year.

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While students embark on Field Work Terms around the country and world, Bennington faculty have come up with a set of reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

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Dana Reitz’s Latitude was performed on February 8-10, 2018 at New York Live Arts as part of LUMBERYARD in the City.

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 interviewed faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz for Exchanges Literary Journal as part of a series on translators who also teach. 

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Director of Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Susan Sgorbati, and faculty member in the environment and Associate Director of CAPA David Bond have been named Global Affiliates at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Environment.

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The world premiere of echo/archive, a collaboration faculty members Elena Demyanenko, choreographer, and Erika Mijlin, filmmaker, will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on Friday, March 2, and 8:00 pm.

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For her feature story in Ceramics Monthly about the influential work of Stanley Rosen, who taught generations of ceramics students at Bennington, philosophy faculty member Karen Gover interviewed one of Rosen’s former students, Josh Green ’81, executive director of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

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Visiting literature faculty member and poet Phillip Williams will read from his work at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ, on Friday, November 10 as part of Princeton University's C. K. Williams Reading Series.

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A review in the Hartford Courant of Jean Randich's "The Importance of Being Earnest" highly praised the Connecticut Rep production. 

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Drama faculty member Jean Randich will direct Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to open the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s 2017-18 season.

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The City Council of Minucciano, Italy, has named faculty member Jon Isherwood an Honorary Citizen in recognition of his work promoting the region through an art and technology initiative he’s been leading for the past five years.

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In a project led in part by faculty member David Bond and Dean of Research, Planning, and Assessment Zeke Bernstein, residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, NY and North Bennington, VT impacted by PFOA contamination are being urged to fill out a new community health questionnaire.

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Rabbi Michael Cohen has brought his Bennington course on Conflict Resolution to Burr & Burton Academy, a private high school in nearby Manchester, Vermont.

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Anne Thompson, director of Bennington’s Usdan Gallery, was interviewed on KCRW Radio about her public art exhibition, the I-70 Sign Show, which displays works of contemporary art on surplus interstate billboards along 250 miles between St. Louis and Kansas City.

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An op-ed by anthropology faculty member Noah Coburn in the Kathmandu Post warns of the growing risks for international security contractors—particularly those from Nepal—being hired by private companies to assist the Afghan military in an increasingly unstable region.

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The New York Times detailed Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ return to acting after 13 years with his leading role in in “American Buffalo,” which is currently playing at the Dorset Theater Festival.

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A poem guide by literature faculty member Camille Guthrie of Robert Browning's dramatic monologue, "My Last Duchess," was recently published by the Poetry Foundation.

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Creativz published an article by Robert Ransick called "Enough with Problem Solving, Let's Start Creating."

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The Diplomat published an opinion piece by Noah Coburn about the decreasing confidence many Afghans feel for their government and the possibility of change. 

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Anthropology faculty member Miroslava Prazak's recently published book on female genital cutting, Making the Mark: Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting, was selected for the Washington Post's fourth annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular.

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Literature faculty member Ben Anastas declared Martha Gellhorn’s 1940 book, A Stricken Field, the writer’s greatest novel and “essential reading for the political moment we’re living through today” in a New York Times book review.  

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The artist, curator, urbanist, and facilitator Theaster Gates was in residence at Bennington College in April, speaking to students, faculty, and staff about making place and making change, the two driving forces of his work. The highlight of his time on campus was the Adams–Tillim Lecture, which he delivered on April 25. By Aruna D'Souza