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Barnard College Expands Pathways to Graduate School with New 4+1 Programs

educationhealth & wellness NEW YORK, January 22, 2019 — Barnard College announced today a suite of pathways for its students to obtain Columbia University graduate degrees in five years by taking master’s-level courses alongside foundational undergraduate courses. These “4+1 Pathways for Accelerated Graduate Study” enhance the depth of Barnard’s existing partnerships with Columbia University, and include newly added degree programs at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), augmenting a roster of 4+1 Pathways that also include Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A full list of the 4+1 Pathways can be found on the Beyond Barnard website. Students apply to these accelerated graduate programs in their junior year, enabling them to tailor the remainder of their undergraduate studies to finish with both a BA from Barnard College and Master’s degree from Columbia University one [...]

Barnard College Expands Pathways to Graduate School with New 4+1 Programs 2019-01-22T09:17:00+00:00

Innovative Telescope Will Be Inaugurated for High-Energy Astronomy

astronomyphysicsSTEM AMADO, Ariz. and Barnard College, NEW YORK, January 16, 2019 – A new telescope, the first of its kind, will be unveiled Thursday on its journey to helping scientists capture faint traces of some of the most distant and explosive events in the universe. At a ceremony at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona, researchers will present the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), an advanced instrument for studying supernovas and other astrophysical sources of high-energy gamma rays. The telescope was designed by a collaboration of U.S. institutions, including Barnard College. The pSCT was made possible by funding through the U.S. National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program and by the contributions of thirty institutions and five critical industrial partners across the United States, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Mexico. If successful, more like it may be built as part of a hemisphere-spanning network of telescopes that will act as one, enabling the next generation of [...]

Innovative Telescope Will Be Inaugurated for High-Energy Astronomy 2019-01-23T05:55:48+00:00

New Research from Pres. Sian Beilock Helps Students Excel on Science Exams

college presidenteducationSTEM A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and conducted by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock and her research team found that brief pre-exam de-stressing strategies could reduce the performance gap often seen between lower-income and higher income students. “It’s not just about what you know in a particular moment, but your perceptions of the situation, your worries also matter. Your anxiety can affect how you demonstrate what you know when it matters most,” says Beilock, a nationally recognized cognitive scientist who studies the pressures children face in school. “We were particularly interested in whether we could help improve test scores in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics], an area where a broader representation of students is needed.” Job opportunities in STEM fields are [...]

New Research from Pres. Sian Beilock Helps Students Excel on Science Exams 2019-01-23T05:55:48+00:00

Barnard College & Mailman School of Public Health Create Pathways for More Women in Public Health

columbiahealth & wellnessstudents Dean Linda Fried of the Mailman School of Public Health, President Sian Leah Beilock, and Provost Linda Bell together with faculty and students at the announcement of the new programBarnard announced a new opportunity for students interested in public health to complete both a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in five years, enabling Barnard students to decrease the length of time to obtain an MPH. Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health is ranked as a top-tier institution in its field, presenting a unique opportunity for Barnard students. For several decades, many Barnard graduates have followed their BA with an MPH. Because Mailman’s MPH is broadly and deeply interdisciplinary, it is an especially good fit for Barnard students. Mailman is particularly well-known for its programs, ranging from the standard offerings in biostatistics and epidemiology to the fields of environmental [...]

Barnard College & Mailman School of Public Health Create Pathways for More Women in Public Health 2019-01-23T05:55:48+00:00

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Diver Seanna Barrett ’19 Goes Deeper

athleticsstudents Diver Seanna Barrett '19One of the many things 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 next installment in our scholar-athlete series. (Our most recent profile was of rowers Elizabeth Neuhauser ’22 & Maya Hartleben ’19.) We interviewed Seanna Barrett ’19, a key diver on the Columbia Women’s Swimming/Diving team, last spring. Now in her senior year, she provides an update on her newfound interest in SoulCycle and the confidence she has built after 11 years of diving, four of them at Barnard. From West Hempstead, NY, Barrett is majoring in psychology and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner after graduation. Why did you choose Barnard? I grew up on Long Island, and throughout high school, I practiced diving at Columbia [...]

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Diver Seanna Barrett ’19 Goes Deeper 2019-01-22T05:46:47+00:00

Faculty & Barnard College Honored With Major Grants

Faculty members from the departments of anthropology and pyschology were recently selected to receive significant research grant awards that will support them in collaborative research or honor them for their committment to their field of study. The College also received funding to further aid in current and future programs.  Professor Paige West Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology Paige West, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, received grant funding from the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) for a collaborative project entitled “Decolonizing Conservation: Enhancing indigenous and gender inclusive conservation across Melanesia and beyond.”       Prof. Michael Wheaton   Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Wheaton was selected for an Early Career Achievement Award from the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in recognition of his contributions to the field of anxiety and OCD research.         In addition to faculty grants, the College also received institutional funding. Wells Fargo will [...]

Faculty & Barnard College Honored With Major Grants 2019-01-22T05:46:48+00:00

Statement on Race-Related Incident at Columbia University

Our students' safety and well-being is of the utmost concern to the College. Following the incident early Sunday morning on Columbia University's campus in which a group of mostly black students (many from Barnard) were verbally harassed by a Columbia student advocating racist beliefs, Barnard College has banned the student depicted in the video from our campus. This decision was in direct response to Barnard students’ reports of race-related harassment and discrimination complaints based on his actions, which included targeting students because of their race and following them around Columbia's campus. Barnard champions inclusiveness and is committed to ensuring a safe, respectful, and inclusive place for each and every member of our community, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or national origin. Note: The following email was sent to Barnard College students on Sunday, December 9. 

Statement on Race-Related Incident at Columbia University 2019-01-15T04:41:40+00:00

Denouncing Racism

Community Messages The following email was sent to Barnard students on December 9, 2018: Dear Barnard Students: We regret to inform you of an incident that occurred early yesterday morning on the Columbia University campus in which a group of mostly black students (many from Barnard) were verbally harassed by a Columbia student advocating racist beliefs. This hateful speech and reprehensible behavior, which is under investigation, is an act of aggression and racism that affects the entire University community and goes against everything that we believe in and stand for. We unequivocally denounce white supremacy, both language and violence. The safety of Barnard's students is our top priority. We are in contact with our students involved and have offered the College's full support and available resources. Barnard champions inclusiveness and is committed to ensuring a safe, respectful, and welcoming place for each and every member of our community, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or [...]

Denouncing Racism 2018-12-11T23:19:59+00:00

Children Do Better in Math When Parents Conquer Their Own Math Fears

college presidentSTEM A new study, led by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock, a nationally recognized cognitive scientist who studies the pressures children face in school, reveals that when parents who are anxious about math engage in an interactive math app with their children, their children’s math achievement improves for the long term. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, followed children from first through third grade and also found that exposure to the math app changed parents’ own attitudes about math for the better. President Sian Leah Beilock“Children with parents who are fearful of math learn less math across the school year,” says Beilock, who led the study with Susan Levine at the University of Chicago. “The power behind the parent-math app intervention is that it helped change parents’ own attitudes about math—how important parents thought it was for their child to succeed in math, for example. This change in the parents’ attitudes [...]

Children Do Better in Math When Parents Conquer Their Own Math Fears 2019-01-15T04:41:41+00:00

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Rowers Elizabeth Neuhauser ’22 & Maya Hartleben ’19

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. The interviews below are the next installment in our 2018-19 scholar-athlete series. Barnard women have an excellent showing on this year's women’s rowing team, and three Barnard students are on the heavyweight rowing team.  Elizabeth Neuhauser ’22 hails from Minneapolis and is a coxswain on the heavyweight rowing team. What does being a college athlete mean to you? I walked onto the heavyweight rowing team as a former rower with relatively little experience in the role of coxswain. Having the responsibility of being on a Division I team in a new role was pretty intimidating. Being a coxswain means I have a lot on my mind. Not [...]

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Rowers Elizabeth Neuhauser ’22 & Maya Hartleben ’19 2018-12-20T00:34:39+00:00

Sigrid Nunez ’72 Wins National Book Award

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 Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. The National Book Award, established in 1950, is given annually by the National Book Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. This award has been given to authors Hannah Arendt, W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, Rachel Carson, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, [...]

Sigrid Nunez ’72 Wins National Book Award 2018-12-20T00:34:40+00:00

The Year of the Woman

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 District. She told MassLive before the election that while the one-time incumbent representative had decided not to run again—and in fact had endorsed her after she announced she would run—he had missed a filing deadline to take his name off the ballot, so she would not be running unopposed. She stressed the importance of voter participation even in an uncontested race and held coffee hours before the election to hear voters’ concerns. Susan Slater Ellenberg [...]

The Year of the Woman 2018-12-18T00:16:12+00:00

Faculty & College Awarded Major Grants

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 University of Notre Dame for his project entitled “Splicing modulators for rare disease indications.”       In addition, Beyond Barnard received renewed funding for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Oscar S. Straus II Fellows in Criminal Justice via the Pace Center for Civic Engagement at Princeton University. The Barnard Center for Research on Women received support from the Gay Men's Health Crisis, the Research Foundation for SUNY, Astraea Foundation, and HBO for the Black [...]

Faculty & College Awarded Major Grants 2018-12-09T22:59:59+00:00

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

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 on the Columbia Field Hockey Team—and the only Barnard student on the team. Alana hails from San Diego and is majoring in biochemistry. What does being a college athlete mean to you? Being a college athlete means that I get to be a part of something bigger than myself. It has been a dream come true to play a sport at the collegiate level, and I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to be a [...]

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Alana Palomino ’22, Field Hockey 2018-11-28T21:15:58+00:00

Introducing the Barnard Inclusion Grant

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, belonging, and equity in our community. Ideas may include speakers and performances; seminars and workshops; gatherings that bring together distinct constituencies for discussion and relationship building; as well as other programming and initiatives.  Members of the Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will evaluate the proposals and select several for implementation over the coming months. Please note, another round of proposals will be accepted during the Spring semester. The application for the Barnard Inclusion Grant [...]

Introducing the Barnard Inclusion Grant 2018-11-14T19:06:14+00:00
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