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Sigrid Nunez ’72 Wins National Book Award

By | 2018-11-20T20:01:11+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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The Year of the Woman

By | 2018-11-20T20:01:14+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Faculty & College Awarded Major Grants

By | 2018-11-20T20:01:15+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Prof. Maura Spiegel & Columbia Faculty Members Win Perkins Prize

By | 2018-11-20T20:01:16+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Alana Palomino ’22, Field Hockey

By | 2018-11-20T20:01:17+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Introducing the Barnard Inclusion Grant

By | 2018-11-14T19:06:14+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Barnard Raises Nearly $750,000 on Giving Day 2018

By | 2018-11-13T18:56:28+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 [...]

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Barnard College & Columbia Engineering Create Pathways for More Women in Engineering

By | 2018-11-12T18:47:08+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Barnard Media|

columbiaSTEMstudents Columbia Engineering Dean Mary Boyce, Barnard President Sian Beilock, and Barnard Provost Linda Bell formalized a new partnership between the schools.Barnard announced a new opportunity for students whose interests lie in engineering to complete both a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard and Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (Columbia Engineering)—making Barnard one of the [...]

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Honoring Alumnae Basketball Players

By | 2018-11-11T18:38:00+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Barnard Media|

alumnae Barnard/Columbia 1985-86 women’s basketball team On October 18, the 2018 Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame, marking the 35th anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletics Consortium, is honoring former Barnard President Ellen V. Futter ’71, former Columbia Women's Basketball player Charlene Schuessler Fideler '90 and members of the 1985-86 Columbia Women's Basketball team, which included Barnard alumnae Ellen Sexton Boade ’86, Nina Christopher ’89, Deborah Persico Lynch [...]

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Inaugurating Futter Field

By | 2018-11-07T18:01:09+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Barnard Media|

alumnaecollege president Trustee Nancy A. Garvey '71, President Sian Leah Beilock, and Ellen V. Futter '71, President of Barnard 1981-1993 Barnard’s fifth president, Ellen V. Futter ’71, is being honored for her extraordinary record of leadership and service to the College with the establishment of The Ellen V. Futter ’71 Field — to be known colloquially as “Futter Field.” Futter Field is the open [...]

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Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Rowers Chloe Keating ’19 & Anneliese Gallagher ’19

By | 2018-11-04T17:32:58+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Barnard Media|

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 college for women—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges in the country—to offer Division I athletics. This is the first set of interviews in our 2018-19 scholar-athlete series. Barnard women have [...]

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Prestigious Research Grants Awarded to Faculty

By | 2018-10-28T17:26:51+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Barnard Media|

athena centerBCRWfellowships & grantsSTEM Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions. Prof. BalsamProfessor of Psychology and Samuel R. Milbank Chair Peter D. Balsam received supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research project “Timing and Associative Learning.” [...]

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Student Reflections on Working with President of Malta

By | 2018-10-22T16:31:21+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Barnard Media|

athena centercareer Last summer, Natasha Cox ’19 interned at the Office of the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, through the Athena Center for Leadership Studies Global Summer Fellowship. This fall, Cox used the connections she built during her internship to invite President Coleiro Preca to Barnard. Below is Cox’s story. Natasha Cox '19 Written by Natasha Cox '19 Last spring, the [...]

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Isabelia Herrera '14: Moving to a Different Beat

By | 2018-10-17T15:43:23+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Barnard Media|

alumnaecaribbean, central and south america Isebelia Herrera '14   One of the most-streamed music genres in the world today is one that was long marginalized as the music of Latin America’s black underclass: reggaeton, the Spanish-language club staple with an infectious beat and sexy, good-times lyrics. That may come as a surprise to many. But to Isabelia Herrera ’14, music editor at the influential [...]

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President Beilock Discusses Math Anxiety at TedMed Talk

By | 2018-10-16T15:34:22+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Barnard Media|

college presidentpsychologySTEM President Sian Leah Beilock is a nationally recognized cognitive scientist who has conducted extensive research on math anxiety, with a specific focus on women and girls. At TedMed 2017, she spoke about the origins of her passion for cognitive science—an important soccer match gone awry—and highlighted her research on improving performance and reducing math anxiety. Brain scans, she said, have shown neural pain [...]

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