Barnard Responds to Syrian Crisis Through Creation of the Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Women

immigrationeducationfellowships & grantsstudents Beginning in the fall of 2017, Barnard will offer a newly funded scholarship called the Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Women.  The scholarship will be awarded annually, and a student…

Teagle Foundation Grant Supports Innovation in the Teaching of Economics

fellowships & grants Since 2013, Professor of Economics Rajiv Sethi has worked with the UK-based group CORE (Curriculum Open-Access Resources for Economics) to develop high-quality, open-access instructional content, distributed worldwide…

Barnard BOLD Honors Students & Organizations Dedicated to Community

studentsactivismpublic servicestudent life Student Life celebrated five students and three organizations committed to engaging and supporting the Barnard community at the Barnard BOLD dinner reception on February 16 in the Diana Event Oval.…

Break This Down: Q & A with Prof. Robert McCaughey on Barnard’s Evolving Identity

college history In his first presentation kicking off a series of lectures on the history of Barnard, “Location, Location, Location: Barnard’s Belated Embrace of Its Urban Identity” (February 21, 6 p.m. in Sulzberger Parlor,…

Leading Black Feminist Scholar Hortense Spillers: For the Enslaved, Love Was Unstable

BCRWrace and ethnicityslaveryfeminism Literary critic and black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers—one of the foremost scholars today in African American criticism—delivered a lecture on campus to a packed audience of 275 Barnard…

Prof. Peter Balsam: Timing is Everything

psychology Timing is everything, according to Peter Balsam. The professor of psychology and Samuel L. Milbank Chair spoke to a packed crowd at Barnard Hall on January 26 as he delivered the Faculty Research Lecture about his life’s work:…

Prof. Joel Kaye Wins Prestigious 2017 Haskins Medal

academiafacultyhistory Prof. Joel KayeJoel Kaye, professor of history, will be awarded the 2017 Haskins Medal for his latest book, A History of Balance, 1250 – 1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and Its Impact on Thought,…
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Krista Suh’s ’09 “Sea of Pink”

activismalumnae As protests against the Trump administration began to take shape in the weeks after the election, screenwriter Krista Suh ’09 began thinking of possible ways to make an impact. The outcome was the Pussyhat Project, a simple…
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All Eyes on D.C.: Professors Respond to the Women’s March on Washington

academiasocial justice On January 21, hundreds of thousands of passionate Americans will unite for the Women's March on Washington. The mission of the March is "to stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection…

Prof. Hisham Matar Nominated for Two Prominent Literary Awards

literature & poetrywriting PEN America and the National Book Critics Circle announced this week that they have nominated English professor Hisham Matar’s book, The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between, as a finalist for their annual…
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Break This Down: Q & A with Prof. Jonathan Rieder on MLK, Jr.

social justice It’s been over three decades since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday—but the public image of the man hasn’t grown with the times.  Sociology professor Jonathan Rieder, a leading Dr. King…

A Message to the Barnard Community on Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion

The following message was sent  from President Spar to the Barnard Community on December 22, 2016. Dear Members of the Barnard Community, As we await the start of a new year—a time when we strive to look ahead with renewed optimism and hope—there…

The Best Books of 2016 and The Professors Who Wrote Them

Throughout the year 2016, many Barnard professors have published works from journal articles to full-length books.  Several of the College’s professors have landed on notable “Best of 2016” book lists. Below are five authors…

Prof. Kimberly Marten Receives Prestigious Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship

academiaRussiaPolitical Science Kimberly Marten, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, has been awarded an International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars by the Council on Foreign Relations.  Marten…

Barnard Presidential Task Force Recommends Divestment from Companies that Deny Climate Science

environmentsustainabilityclimate change NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 – The Barnard Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment has submitted to the Board of Trustees its report on fossil fuel divestment. After a nine-month review, the Task Force…