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Bard President Leon Botstein announces Bard as part of Open Society University Network. OSUN will be an international network of higher education, research, and cultural institutions. The design of OSUN envisages Bard College and the Central European University serving as the two core founding institutions. On Thursday, January 24, 2020, George Soros announced a commitment of one billion dollars from the Open Society Foundations to create and support OSUN. Link to Bard OSUN website.
What if it snows?
In the event of bad weather, LLI follows the decisions made by the Red Hook Central Schools District. When the District cancels classes, LLI will also cancel its classes. When the District delays the start of classes by two hours, LLI first-period classes will be cancelled; the second period will start, as usual, at 10:10 a.m.
- For Intersession, morning and afternoon are both cancelled when the schools are closed, but begin at the usual 11:00 a.m. time when classes are delayed.
- Members can check the Red Hook School District website redhookcentralschools.org or cancellations.com or call 845 758-2241 for information.
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News + Notes
Get Instant feedback about course availablity during registration
LLI is using a different registration process for this coming Spring 2020 semester. We want to give you a heads up so that we are all ready for the changes.
Here are the key dates: the catalog will be available next Friday,
11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
GIVING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS
Are you making your point or putting your audience to sleep? Have you ever attended a bad presentation, even if the subject matter was interesting? What makes an effective presentation with PowerPoint® or Keynote®?
11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
IMAGES THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD: THE 1960s
Our generation grew up with certain core beliefs: the United States was good, the Soviet Union evil; democracy was good, communism bad; God favored the United States; we would be wealthier than our parents;
A Semester of Firsts
We celebrate a semester of firsts. We can welcome a record number of Bard faculty teaching individual courses at LLI this spring as well as a record number of LLI member presenters. Curriculum is also testing the popularity of a new scheduling option by offering the same course in the first and fifth periods to better accommodate members’ varying schedules.
Lou Trapani has been teaching at LLI for 15 years. His classes on dramatic literature and history of the theater are among the most popular ever presented –many of us have taken every single one.
He became interested in the theater world as a child growing up in Brooklyn at the time when New York television presented live drama.
One recent snowy day, the Communications Team had a monthly scheduled meeting. The weather outside was frightful and driving was not delightful. What to do? Google Meet to the rescue!
Google Meet is video conferencing software that allows up to 30 high-definition video users to meet and share screens over the Internet.
How were your classes this fall? Most people gave high ratings to our program. And that is thanks to our many participating members.
As we prepare for Intersession and then for Spring, think about joining in. Look how many of us helped make it happen this fall!
In case of emergency on campus
Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.
First call: 9-1-1
For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.
Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777
For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).
Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.
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