Response to the U.S. Department of Education's Announcement on Title IX Regulations

The following email was released to students on Friday, September 8, 2017. Dear Barnard Students, Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department intends to develop new regulations to govern how colleges and…

Message from COO Goldberg and Provost Bell: Welcome Back

Dear Members of the Barnard Community, Welcome back to those who have been away, and a warm welcome to all as we start the new academic year. We hope that you had a productive and restful summer.   Now that the fall semester is upon us, we…

In Support of Undocumented Students

immigration Dear Members of the Barnard Community,   Today, the U.S. Attorney General announced that the administration plans to rescind the important program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This wrong-minded decision…

Message from President Beilock: A New Academic Year

Dear Barnard Community — I am pleased to welcome you back to campus for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. I hope you had an enjoyable and productive summer, and I look forward to starting off the fall semester together.  Since this…

Break This Down: Q & A with Prof. Kaiama Glover on Haiti, Zombies, and Benign Denials

caribbean, central and south americanorth americarace and ethnicity Prof. Kaiama Glover   In August 1791, the Haitian Revolution began, and more than ten years later, it ended with Haiti becoming the first colony in the region to win independence.…

A Message from President Beilock and Provost Bell on the Charlottesville Tragedy

Dear Barnard Community, This weekend’s events in Charlottesville defy reason or explanation. Our functioning as a civil society depends on free expression and open debate, which are utterly preempted by expressions of hatred and acts of physical…

Best-Selling Author Jeannette Walls ’84 Discusses The Glass Castle, the Movie

alumnaewriting Journalist and author Jeannette Walls ’84 is back in the news discussing her best-selling 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle, which has been made into a movie and stars Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as an adult Jeannette. The…

Chemistry Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grants

chemistryneuroscienceSTEM Rachel Austin, Mary Sever, Christina Vizcarra and Andrew Crowther have been awarded National Science Foundation grants. Profs. Austin, Sever and Vizcarra are collaborating to learn more about the connection between…

100 Scientists & Students, Four 40-foot Gamma Ray Telescopes, 10 Years Later

astronomyenvironmentphysics Prof. Reshmi MukherjeeReshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has spent years staring into space. Literally. She begins her introductory physics class on noctilucent clouds—clouds…

Barnard College Board of Trustees Announces New Members

alumnaecollege history Barnard College Board Chair Jolyne Caruso FitzGerald ’81 has announced three new members of the College’s Board of Trustees. They are financial services executive Jyoti Menon ’01, Columbia professor Serge Przedborski…

Climate Change Expert Prof. Stephanie Pfirman Warns That Melting Sea Ice Increases Spread of Pollution

climate changeenvironmentenvironmental scienceSTEM Professor Stephanie Pfirman has long been a champion for the Arctic and the environment. This week, the academic journal Earth’s Future published a study, coauthored by Pfirman alongside colleagues…

Prof. Tara Well’s Research Offers Pathways to Clarity and Calm

health & wellnesspsychology Prof. Tara Well studies meditation, emotional regulation, and nonverbal communication, and her current research focus—and forthcoming book The Clear Mirror: The Healing Power of Self-Reflection—addresses…

Break This Down: Q & A with Prof. John Glendinning on the Link Between Taste Buds and Insulin Release

STEM John Glendinning, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, studies feeding and taste focusing on the role of the modern diet and overeating. One of his areas of research is the link between taste buds in the mouth and insulin release…

“Solidarity Is a Verb”

activismBCRWpoliticsrace and ethnicity On April 11, a standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 piled into the Diana Center Event Oval to hear a lecture from Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and special projects director…

Prof. Jennifer Finney Boylan Publishes First Mystery Novel for Adults

A prolific writer who has authored 15 books over three decades, Prof. Jennifer Finney Boylan, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence, keeps her readers on their toes. On April 11, book lovers joined the The New York Times contributing…