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The ASCO Post featured an article on Barrie Cassileth '59, who they hailed as a "pioneer in oncology."

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The inaugural Taconic Mountain Student Water Conference: PFOA took place in CAPA on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. Co-organized by David Bond (Bennington) and Ken Facin (Hoosick Falls Central School Distrct), Friday's events were geared towards educating local high students, while Saturday's were open to the public. The second day of the conference provided an opportunity for residents of both the Bennington area and Hoosick Falls to receive updated information and the results from recent tests. Robert Bilott, who spearheaded efforts to expose PFOA contamination of drinking water supplies, gave the keynote speech. 

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Bennington College was awarded an "Energy Leadership Award"  in the institutions division from Efficiency Vermont as part of the 6th Annual Best Practices Exchange, and staff member Holly Andersen received the Energy Champion Award. 

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Ursula Wolz draws on her experience in academia and the world of entrepreneurship to develop computer-based learning environments, including AI tutoring systems and games for language learning.

Chelsea Corr

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As an atmospheric scientist, Chelsea Corr studies atmospheric particles, ranging from very small pollution aerosols to cloud droplets, and the role these particles play in air quality and climate.

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With a coach’s approach to science teaching, Abbey Killam works closely with students in chemistry, cell biology, and other scientific fields in the lab and in their independent work.

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Daniel Levitis '99 co-wrote a paper on the connection between meiosis and failed pregnancy that was published in The Royal Society. His research was also the subject of a Phys.org article.

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Adnan Iftekhar ’97 was selected as a Google Innovator for 2017. Candidates for the program are chosen based on their “professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, and their potential impact on other educators.” Learn more about his and his cohort’s work and read about the experience on his blog.

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Comparative Studies in Society and History, a leading history and anthropology journal, has published an article by David Bond called “Oil in the Caribbean: Refineries, Mangroves, and the Negative Ecologies of Crude Oil."

Halarn Fichtenholtz

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Harlan Fichtenholtz is a cognitive neuroscientist who investigates how people understand and interpret the vast array of social and emotional signals that they encounter every day.

Anselm Bradford

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Anselm Bradford is passionate about open source software projects for government, non-profits, and higher education. He works on a team developing regulatory tools for the financial industry and in the past has worked with Code for America, Imgur, and taught at AUT University. He's also worked in authorship and editing in the technical publishing industry.

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Physicist on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, and later a committed Maoist

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Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15 was one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

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Neurobiologist named one of America’s “Innovative New Scientists” by the National Institute of Mental Health

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Fulbright scholar Ben Underwood ’13 spoke with GoKunming, southwest China’s largest English-language website, about his current project to develop a large-scale biogas plant in Kunming. Biogas is produced through anaerobic digestion technology, which converts organic waste into fuel. His entire inverview with GoKunming has been republished (with permission) below. Photo credit: Chiara Ferraris.
 

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Bennington College biology faculty member Betsy Sherman took 14 students to the Cayman Islands for Field Work Term, in conjunction with her class Field Course in Coral Reef Biology. Students became certified scuba divers and gained first-hand experience studying coral reef fish biodiversity, collecting valuable data to be used for research studies and governmental policy.

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David Bond, associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, spoke with Vermont Public Radio about a course being taught at Bennington College about PFOA. 

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David Norman works with faculty and students to make possible the innovative teaching and learning that goes on in the Dickinson Science Building, whether it means designing an instrument to demonstrate an experiment, or keeping its labs and equipment humming.

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Alumni

Principal design director for Xbox who is implementing a radical vision for Microsoft

Photograph © Chloe Aftel

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PhD student in network science whose work focuses on behavior adoption— modeling the emergence of opinions with groups of people.

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Cardiologist and advocate for women’s health, heart disease prevention, and diversity in healthcare.

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Composer, programmer, and host of the PBS web series Idea Channel

Photograph © Carolyn Cole

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CEO of Bocoup, a company that creates open tools and workflows used in the global marketplace

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Deputy director and principal research scientist at American Institutes for Research who has worked at the intersection of public health, prevention, and education

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Associate vice chancellor for technology management and corporate relations at UC Davis, with a background in Fortune-500, publicly traded, entrepreneurial, and startup companies

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Director of the IDEAS Lab at UCLA and winner of a NASA competition to design habitation on Mars

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Computational biologist, artist, and programmer dubbed a “digital rock star” by The New Yorker

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Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus and former chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University and past president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Former president of the New England Pediatric Society, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and winner of the 2001 Franklin Rogers Award for her contributions to pediatric causes by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society