Barnard College Announces Next Steps in the Divestment Process

sustainability The following email was sent to Barnard students, faculty and staff on December 12, 2017. Dear Members of the Barnard Community, As I believe you know, Barnard has been engaged in thinking creatively and responsively about the…

Barnard College Appoints Lisa Yeh as VP of Development

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2017 — Barnard College has appointed Lisa Yeh as vice president for development, effective Jan. 22, 2018. Yeh comes to the College from Columbia Business School, where she has worked since 2002, and served for the past 11…

Barnard College Affiliates with the Worker Rights Consortium

activism President Sian Beilock announced that Barnard College will join more than 190 other colleges and universities nationwide as an affiliate of the Worker Rights Consortium. The WRC is an independent organization devoted to helping colleges…

Prof. Séverine Autesserre Wins Red Cross Award, Testifies Before Congress on Innovative Peacekeeping Research

africaelectionspolitics Sevérine Autesserre, Professor of Political Science, is the recipient of the French Red Cross Fund’s Special Jury Prize award, which is bestowed—along with €5,000—annually to “young researchers presenting an…

Force of Nature: 35 Years of Environmental Science

climate changeenvironmental sciencenew york citySTEMsustainability Barnard’s Department of Environmental Science was founded 35 years ago. Its origins, however, reach as far back as Barnard’s first year, 1889, when students studied geology,…

From The Ground Up: The Centennial of Barnard Hall

architecturecolumbiaconstructiondesignhistory Barnard Hall Through The Years One hundred years ago, in November of 1917, Barnard Hall officially opened its doors. At first known as Students’ Hall, it was renamed in 1926 in honor of Frederick…

BCRW Researcher Andrea Ritchie Examines Police Violence Against Marginalized Women

activismfeminismimmigrationrace and ethnicitywomen As Researcher-in-Residence for the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), attorney and community organizer Andrea J. Ritchie researches and has developed a framework for the philanthropic…

The Attack on Lower Manhattan

The following message was sent to the Barnard community. Dear Members of the Barnard Community,  Together, we join the City and the nation in mourning the victims of yesterday’s act of terrorism in Lower Manhattan. Our hearts ache for all…

Professor William Sharpe First Barnard Professor Honored with Fulbright Visiting Professor Award

europefellowships & grantsliterature & poetry Professor of English William Chapman Sharpe is one of three senior scholars honored with a Fulbright Visiting Professor Award—and the first from Barnard—which, according to the US-UK…

President Sian Beilock Leads the Conversation on Combatting Performance Anxiety

college presidentpsychologySTEM Barnard’s eighth president, Sian Beilock, is a cognitive scientist by training and the author of two books on the mind-body connection (Choke and How the Body Knows Its Mind). She has focused much of her research…

Barnard Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars on Giving Day 2017

giving During Giving Day 2017, Columbia University’s annual 24-hour online fund drive, Barnard received over $474,000 in support for financial aid and faculty research, and $9,000…

Professor Reshmi Mukherjee Named American Physical Society 2017 Fellow

fellowships & grantsphysics Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics & Astronomy, named to the prestigious American Physical Society.The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen…

Professor Paige West Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

education Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Visiting Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. This is the second consecutive year a Barnard professor has received the…

The Schomburg Center: Prof. Karen Fairbanks Redesigns Harlem Treasure

architecturenew york cityrace and ethnicity The Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture—an institution integral to Barnard’s Harlem Semester—has been newly renovated, thanks to the…

Prof. Mary Gordon Published in Best American Short Stories of 2017

literature & poetry Photo credit: Christopher GreenleafMary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, who published her eighth novel There Your Heart Lies in May, returns with her personal short story “Ugly”…