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Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hope Fried, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing her field placement at St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s, an Episcopal school on the Upper West Side. What is your field site and what do you do [...]
alumnaeliterature & poetry Sigrid Nunez ’72 has won the 2018 National Book Award for fiction for her novel The Friend. The New York Times called The Friend, a story of the magical bond between a woman and her dog, “dry, allusive, and charming.” Nunez is also the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting [...]
activismalumnaeelectionsgovernmentpolitics The year 2018, like 1992, has been dubbed “The Year of the Woman,” due in large part to a record-breaking number of women running for office. Barnard alumnae, who have long been known for their commitment to trailblazing activism and political engagement, were no exception. Below is a selection of Barnard women who sought elected office this year. Mindy Domb '81. Photo by Tess Domb SadofMindy Domb ’81 ran a successful campaign for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Hampshire [...]
Two Barnard faculty members recently received major research grant awards, enabling them to continue existing studies. The College also received several major grants that support current and future programs. Professor John GlendinningJohn Glendinning, Ann Whitney Olin professor of biology, received an award from Comet Biorefining to continue his research on the “Metabolic impacts of corn- vs. wood-based sugars on mice.” Prof. Stephen SturleyStephen Sturley, term assistant professor in the Department of Biology, received National Institutes of Health funding through a collaborative grant with the [...]
In November 2018, the International Society for the Study of Narrative named Maura Spiegel, term professor of English at Barnard College, one of the winners of the Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Prize for her co-authored 2017 book The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine. This year's award, given annually to recognize a book or books "that have made the most significant contribution to the study of narrative," will be granted to Spiegel and her co-authors, all Columbia University faculty members: Rita Charon (professor of medicine and founder and [...]
athleticsstudents One of the many aspects students value about their Barnard experience is the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division I Athletics through the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium. Barnard is the only women's college—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges—to offer Division I athletics. This is the second feature in our 2018-19 scholar-athlete series. (Our most recent feature was of rowers Chloe Keating ’19 and Anneliese Gallagher ’19.) Photo: Mike McLaughlinHere we feature first-year student Alana Palomino ’22, a forward [...]
Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Ian Case, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing his field placement at the Manhattan Detention Complex in lower Manhattan. Ian spoke to us recently about his work. What is your field site and what do [...]
The affiliation of the Episcopal Divinity School with Union Theological Seminary began in earnest in August, when the first ten students arrived for the Anglican Studies program. But it was the inaugural Convocation and installation of the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. as Dean last week, that cemented this new chapter for EDS at Union. The message was clear, this program, and its Dean, are ready to lead the way during this ‘warring soul time’. Notably, the naming of Douglas [...]
Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their fieldwork in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Shelby Johnson, a 2nd-year student at Union, is currently working as a chaplain intern at SAGE Bronx, which is an organization and community center that serves and advocates for LGBT elders. What does an average day [...]
Community Messagesdiversity The following email was sent to the Barnard community on Nov. 5, 2018: Dear Members of the Barnard Community, We are pleased to announce the Barnard Inclusion Grant, a new initiative by Barnard’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to finance projects and events that help enhance inclusion efforts across our community. This grant fund, administered through the Council, is open to all faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to submit a proposal that will help foster inclusion, [...]
giving During Giving Day 2018, Columbia University’s annual 24-hour online fund drive, Barnard broke last year's record by raising a total of $749,348. Thanks to generous alumnae, students, and friends of the College, the College received 2,104 gifts (30.44% more than last year) and had the third-highest alumni participation rate of all 19 schools and programs that took part. Nearly 13% of Barnard’s Class of 2019 participated in this year’s Senior Fund, an excellent start to the year. President Sian Leah Beilock [...]
Live Stream the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Inaugural Convocation. This two-night event will celebrate the next chapter in the life of EDS. On Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 PM, The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., will deliver the Dean’s Address, Toward a Just Earth: Courageous Faith in Challenging Times. On Wednesday, October 31 at 6:00 PM, the EDS at Union Inaugural Convocation will feature The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Wall Street. The post Live [...]
Director, Public Education and Visitor Services Mission The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership. People from many faiths and communities worship together in services held more than 30 times a week; the soup kitchen serves roughly 26,000 meals annually; social service outreach has an increasingly varied roster of programs; the [...]
Our hearts are grief-ridden and our spirits horrified by Saturday’s tragic shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. We hold all the members of the congregation, and the Jewish community, in our thoughts and prayers as they—and the whole nation—wrestle with the horrifying aftermath of anti-Semitism in its most virulent, violent form. This senseless, savage act is a stark reminder that anti-Semitism still corrupts hearts and minds in our nation. We join with people of faith and conscience across the country [...]