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…

Katy Lee '17 Receives Fourth Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing

literature & poetry Katy Lee '17 was awarded the fourth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing. It is given…

Celebrating Trans Stories and Successes

transgender Photo by Matt Harvey A diverse and passionate audience of more than 250 people came together on April 4 to attend a film screening and panel discussion at a time in history when trans and gender-nonconforming communities fight for…

Prof. Martin Stute Receives Federal Grant to Address Climate Change

environmental scienceenvironmentfellowships & grants Professor Martin StuteCarbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is wreaking havoc on environmental safety and leading to climate change, and Professor of Environmental Science Martin Stute…

Prof. Hisham Matar Wins Top PEN America Literary Award

literature & poetry Photo Credit: PEN AmericaPEN America gave its most prestigious award—the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, one of the largest literary awards in the country—to English Professor Hisham Matar for The Return: Fathers, Sons, and…

Prof. John Hawley Awarded 2017 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize

fellowships & grants Professor John HawleyClaire Tow Professor of Religion John Stratton Hawley was recently awarded the 2017 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize by the South Asian Council of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in…