Professor Paige West Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

education Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Visiting Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. This is the second consecutive year a Barnard professor has received the…

Prof. Mary Gordon Published in Best American Short Stories of 2017

literature & poetry Photo credit: Christopher GreenleafMary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, who published her eighth novel There Your Heart Lies in May, returns with her personal short story “Ugly”…

Professor Paige West Wins Distinguished Book Award

columbiaendowmentrace and ethnicity Pictured at the 2017 Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award ceremony (from left to right): Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press; John H. Coatsworth, Provost,…

Visual Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola to Join Barnard College as Orzeck Artist-in-Residence

visual arts Contact: Beth Kwonbkwon@barnard.edu (212) 854-2037FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2017 – Toyin Ojih Odutola, the Nigerian-born visual artist whose pen-and-ink sketches explore the concept of race—most recently in…

Barnard Welcomes New and Returning Faculty

This fall, Barnard's academic departments welcomed a number of new faculty, as well as returning faculty taking on new roles. Their diverse research and teaching interests as well as their extensive expertise will expand the depth of course…

Message from President Beilock: Barnard's Response to New Travel Restrictions

Dear Barnard Community, Yesterday, President Trump announced new restrictions on travel to the United States, replacing his previous executive order issued in March. When the restrictions take full effect on October 18, each of eight countries—Iran,…

Barnard Professors Help Revolutionize the Economics Curriculum

economicseducation In the wake of the unpredicted worldwide financial crisis that began in 2008, and in response to critics—many of them current students—who complain that the concepts they’ve learned don’t always apply to a post-2008…

Carol Dweck ’67 Receives $3.9 Million Education Prize

alumnaepsychology Carol S. Dweck ’67, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and this year’s keynote speaker at Convocation, is one of two inaugural laureates named by the Yidan Prize Foundation in China.…

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…

Beyond Borders: Barnard Professors & Students Participate in Study Programs Across the Globe

globalperforming artsstudentstranslation Over the past decade, the Barnard curriculum has expanded its global influence by increasing opportunities for faculty and students to gain educational, work, and volunteer experience. The innovative…

Summer Research: Institute Supports Nearly 150 STEM Students

careerSTEM Barnard’s 2017 Summer Research Institute supported 147 students who conducted scientific research, working closely with faculty mentors in labs at Barnard and around the New York City area for 10 weeks. Now in its fourth year, the…

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.…