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In his article for Bon Appetit, visiting faculty member Ben Hall '04 takes readers on a culinary survey of the best of Detroit's restaurants.

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Faculty member Janet Foley recently spoke with NPR about about PFOA. She, David Bond, and Tim Schroeder are teaching a course beginning next week.

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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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Jon Isherwood’s “Sotol Duet” has been recognized  by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.

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Faculty member in literature Benjamin Anastas reviews Elisha Cooper's memoir Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back, an account of the author's daughter's struggle with cancer, for The New York Times.

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Faculty member Noah Coburn published an opinion piece on the need for better cooperation and transparency, via the Kathmandu Post. He argues that Both Nepal and the governments of donor countries have failed to provide any protection for migrant workers.

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A 20-year survey of the work of faculty member Liz Deschenes opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on June 29. The exhibition will include "explorations of various photographic technologies, rich and nuanced work with photograms, and sculptural installations that reflect the movements and light within a given space and respond to a site’s unique features."

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The National Science Foundation has awarded an $18,000 EAGER Research Grant to David Bond, Associate Director of CAPA, to support his ongoing research on the role of fossil fuels in driving contemporary social and environmental change. Bond is joined on the grant by Lucas Bessire, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

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Faculty member Liz Deschenes spoke with Artforum about her midcareer retrospective on view now at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, as well as her fascination with the histories and challenges of photography. The show is on view through October 18, 2016.

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This summer, faculty member Jon Isherwood once again spearheaded a collaboration between the Digital Stone Project and Garfagnana Innovazione in Tuscany, focused on bridging the gap between art and technology. This is the fourth such collaboration between Isherwood and students from Bennington College, the Digital Stone Project, and the Italian incubator for the artisanal stone industry.

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"Surviving a traumatic event isn’t a prerequisite for making great artworks" says K. E. Gover of Kristine Stiles' Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma, which was published in May 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. 

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Musician and faculty member Susie Ibarra is working with David Hertz, a Brazilian chef and a World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader, around the launch of Refettorio Gastromotiva, a food and cultural center that will repurpose 12 tons of food from the Olympics to turn it into nutritious meals for the neediest of Rio.

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Faculty member Susie Ibarra was featured on Vermont Public Radio about her role in a project that uses food waste generated during the Olympic Games in Rio to feed those in need. 

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Benjamin Anastas’ review of Javier Marías’ Thus Bad Begins, “a novel of espionage and betrayal in post-Franco Spain” was published on Bookforum this month. Anastas writes, “the author is a listener in the aisles of a vast global library, and he can hear the great books whispering.”

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Anthropology faculty member Miroslava Prazak published a new book on female genital cutting, Making the Mark: Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting, in which she weaves together a rich mosaic of the voices contributing to the debate over this life-altering ritual.

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Liz Deschenes was the subject of an article and interview in Art News on her mid-career survey at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She was spoke about thoughts on photography, her plans for the organization of her upcoming ICA exhibit, and the political and artistic influences on her art. 

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Mark Wunderlich published a new poem in the American Academy of Poets Poem-a-Day called "The Son I'll Never Have." It also appears in the Columbia Daily Tribune

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Michael Dumanis' poem "The Idea of Order" was published in Boston Review earlier this month. 

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Visiting faculty member Souleymane Badolo received a 2016 Bessie Award yesterday for Outstanding Production for his piece Yimbégré. 

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Benjamin Anastas' acclaimed memoir Too Good to Be True will be available in paperback on October 25. 

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Barbara Alfano published an essay on Elena Ferrante’s La Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, in Stanford’s Arcade in response to Claudio Gatti's exposé of Elena Ferrante’s identity.

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MFA Writer-in-Residence Donald Hall writes a moving essay in the New Yorker in which he meditates on the role the solitude has played throughout his life. Now living alone at age eight-seven, he recalls his wife, Jane, who passed away in 1995. He writes: "In the separation of our double solitude, we each wrote poetry in the morning."

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Thorsten Dennerline will be showing work at the Editions / Artists' Books Fair this week in New York City. His new book, A Cloud in Trousers, written by Vladimir Mayakovsky and translated by Michael Dumanis, will be on display. 

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In an interview with The New York Times about the upcoming Festival Albertine, Ta-Nehisi Coates mentioned faculty member Maboula Soumahoro's work and called her "really brilliant." Soumahoro will speak at the Festival on Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 PM. 

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Faculty member Josh Blackwell ’95 will have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City this winter.

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Dorset Theater Festival, headed by Artistic Director Dina Janis, was nominated for the first ever Berkshire Theatre Awards. The award ceremony took place on November 13 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in Pittsfield, Mass and including performances by acclaimed actors such as Debra Jo Rupp. 

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Faculty member Josh Blackwell '95 will have a solo show at Museum of Arts and Design in New York City this winter from November 15 through February 19, 2017.  Neveruses Report Progress is based on "interventions into and upon the form of the plastic bag—a globally ubiquitous symbol of capitalist waste."

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On November 17, 2016, CounterPunch published a piece by faculty member John Hultgren on "The Working Class, Reconsidered." 

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In November, Public Seminar, an on-line forum hosted by the New School for Social Research, posted an opinion piece by David Anderegg called "From A Despised Elitist." The forum promotes work that confronts "the pressing issues of the day and fundamental problems of the human condition." In the article, Anderegg discusses the liberal/conservative divide from a psychological perspective. 

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In an address to Congress on November 29, Vermont Senator Leahy praised the work of the Arava Institute, of which Michael Cohen is one of the founding faculty members.