Athena Center for Leadership announces Athena Distinguished Fellows

Athena CenterfellowshipsBarnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies has announced its inaugural class of Athena Distinguished Fellows. This new program recognizes leaders from the most senior levels of the public and private sector, who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women leaders in the United States and worldwide.

Athena Center for Leadership announces Athena Distinguished Fellows2013-09-24T15:14:00-04:00

Research by Prof. Rajiv Sethi examines betting during 2012 presidential election

economyelectionsRajiv SethiA paper co-authored by Prof. Rajiv Sethi is receiving national media attention. The study, titled Trading Strategies and Market Microstructure: Evidence from a Prediction Market, examined how one "mystery trader" lost between $4 million and $7 million betting on a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Presidential Election. An

Research by Prof. Rajiv Sethi examines betting during 2012 presidential election2013-09-24T20:51:00-04:00

Students from across the country gather at Barnard for Women in Public Service Project conference

globalgovernmentleadershipWomen in Public Service ProjectSeveral United Nations representatives, former heads of state, and other global leaders joined 11 student delegates from across the country for a day-long discussion of how to grow the ranks of women in government leadership positions worldwide. The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) conference, held

Students from across the country gather at Barnard for Women in Public Service Project conference2013-09-27T19:35:00-04:00

Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy comments on role of grassroots efforts in Egypt's political landscape

activismgovernmentMona El GhobashyIn The Nation, political science professor Mona El-Ghobashy comments on Tamarod, a grassroots initiative that played a key role in the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An excerpt: Tamarod (Arabic for “rebel”), a grassroots initiative - See more at: http://www.thenation.com/article/176445/what-happened-egypts-liberals-af... the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An

Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy comments on role of grassroots efforts in Egypt's political landscape2013-10-02T21:16:00-04:00

Barnard Welcomes Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee as Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice

activismAfricana StudiesAthena CenterBCRWgenderBarnard College is pleased to announce Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee as its inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice. During the upcoming year, Gbowee, who spoke at Barnard’s 2013 Commencement ceremony in May, will also serve as a Barnard Center for Research on Women Transnational

Barnard Welcomes Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee as Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice2013-10-04T16:08:00-04:00

Africana studies at Barnard elevated to full academic department

Africana StudiesBarnard Collegeliberal artsBarnard announced this week that the College is elevating its popular Africana Studies Program to a full academic department, a move that comes just months after Africana studies celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since 1992, the program, which focuses on the multidisciplinary study of Africa and the Black

Africana studies at Barnard elevated to full academic department2013-10-08T17:39:00-04:00

Tiffany Kontoyiannis ’16 participates in NBC News’ Education Nation summit

During NBC News’ Education Nation student town hall, Barnard sophomore Tiffany Kontoyiannis participated in a panel discussion about safety in schools, moderated by MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry. Kontoyiannis, an anti-bullying advocate, wrote and directed a play about bullying called The Cycle. Watch Kontoyiannis in two segments:  

Tiffany Kontoyiannis ’16 participates in NBC News’ Education Nation summit2013-10-08T21:19:00-04:00

Prof. David Weiman comments on Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy

On TheStreet.com, economics professor David Weiman is quoted in an article about Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy to the public. An expert: "Call it a gift of Fedgab, because Janet Yellen has it. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was known for his

Prof. David Weiman comments on Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy2013-10-15T14:28:44-04:00

Anthology co-edited by Prof. Hana Worthen explores Finland's Holocaust

culturehistoryHana WorthenHana Worthen, Assistant Professor of theatre and performance studies, recently co-edited an anthology of essays, Finland's Holocaust: Silences of History, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This collection—addressing cultural history, folklore, the arts, and sports, as well as military and national history—examines how modern Finnish memory and the writing of history

Anthology co-edited by Prof. Hana Worthen explores Finland's Holocaust2013-10-15T19:41:00-04:00

NBC’s Today Show features anti-bullying activist Emily-Anne Rigal ’16

activismleadershipstudentWatch Emily-Anne Rigal ’16 on NBC's Today Show  discussing WeStopHate, an organization she founded to help other bullied teens. For her anti-bullying work, Rigal was recently selected as a Peace First Fellow a national award recognizing leading youth peacemakers who are focused on creating peaceful schools and communities.  

NBC’s Today Show features anti-bullying activist Emily-Anne Rigal ’162013-10-23T21:04:00-04:00

On Giving Day, Barnard raises $239,991 for financial aid and faculty research

philanthropyOn October 23, Barnard College joined other schools across the Columbia University community for Giving Day 2013, a 24-hour online effort to rally the support of alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and friends here and around the world. Barnard’s extended community gave more than 950 gifts and raised $239,991 for the

On Giving Day, Barnard raises $239,991 for financial aid and faculty research2013-10-28T20:17:00-04:00

International Education Week at Barnard

study abroadculturediversityglobalDuring the week of November 11 - 15, Barnard’s Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with a variety of on-campus events, including a film screening that will highlight global women’s leadership, an information session on international career opportunities, and a reading and discussion with Zadie Smith.

International Education Week at Barnard2013-11-07T16:22:00-05:00

Athena Center hosts TEDxBarnardCollege

Athena Centerpower talkspresidentcommunity On November 2, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies hosted the second annual TEDxBarnardCollege. The event featured seven inspiring TED Talk presentations, each telling a story of perseverance and resilience in keeping with the event’s theme, “Rethinking Failure.” The speaker line-up included Barnard President Debora Spar; Jovanka Ciares,

Athena Center hosts TEDxBarnardCollege2013-11-08T21:34:00-05:00

Prof. Lee Anne Bell receives 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education Media Award

filmfacultyeducationhistorymediarace and ethnicitycivil rightssocial justiceLee Anne BellProf. Lee Anne Bell, the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard, is the recipient of the 2013 Multicultural Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education’s (NAME),  for her documentary film, 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? 40 Years Later explores

Prof. Lee Anne Bell receives 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education Media Award2013-11-14T20:56:00-05:00

Prof. David Weiman weighs in on Janet Yellen’s role as Federal Reserve Chair

economicseconomyemploymentworkgovernmentDavid WeimanOn Marketplace.org, economics professor David Weiman participates in a radio story about Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen’s recent confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. On the topic of economic inequality, Prof. Weiman explains Yellen is “concerned about it, but it’s not a matter that the

Prof. David Weiman weighs in on Janet Yellen’s role as Federal Reserve Chair2013-11-15T20:00:00-05:00
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